Morning Read: Sampson’s New Ride

Senate Conference Leader John Sampson has a new $49,000 Chevy Tahoe.

The Daily News calls the Democratic state committee’s attempt to shed Majority Leader Pedro Espada Jr. a “lame gambit.”

Espada says Andrew Cuomo is behind it.

Cuomo is also going after landlords.

The Post hits Chuck Schumer for using the DISCLOSE act to raise money.

Maggie says the Ground Zero mosque is becoming a wedge issue, with Rick Lazio set to hold a morning press conference about it.

Mayor Bloomberg likes the idea of banning smoking at parks and beaches.

Genting New York, a Malaysian off-shoot, is the only company that survived the Aqueduct bidding process.

The city’s Board of Elections says it doesn’t have the money for both the primary and the general.

Hiram Monserrate and Karla Giraldo are free to rekindle their romance, a judge ruled yesterday.

Kerry Kennedy isn’t ruling out a run for office.

Morning Read: Sampson’s New Ride