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Mid-Morning Read: Gennaro's Attack, Heaney's Lawyers, Nachbar's Mailer

David Paterson David A. Paterson (born May 20, 1954) is an American politician and the current Lieutenant Governor of New York. He is the first African American to hold this position. He was selected as running mate by New York Attorney General and Democratic Party nominee Eliot Spitzer in the  is in Washington today to ask for a federal bailout.

According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 a new AP poll, Barack Obama has a solid lead in Ohio, Nevada, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and the candidates are about tied in North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures

Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop.
 and Florida.

Jim Rutenberg watches a minute-long trailer for Obama's 30-minute informercial in·for·mer·cial  
Variant of infomercial.

Noun 1. informercial - a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary

The New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 Times editorial board endorsed three Democratic State Senate candidates--Brian Foley, Jim Gennaro and Joe Addabbo--writing that if they win it would help "take away" the Republican gridlock Gridlock

A government, business or institution's inability to function at a normal level due either to complex or conflicting procedures within the administrative framework or to impending change in the business.
 that often stalls reform efforts in Albany.

Gennaro attacks Frank Padavan's voting record on women's issues.

The New York Times editorial board criticizes Quinnipiac for cracking down on student journalists.

In their final debate, Representative Kirsten Gillibrand said Republican challenger Sandy Treadwell is too close to President Bush. Treadwell said Gillibrand is too cozy with cigarette companies.

The Journal News endorsed Republican State Senate challenger Liz Feld over Democratic incumbent Suzi Oppenheimer.

The Journal News also endorsed the Democrat running against freshman Assembly Republican Greg Ball, saying, "His contrarian antics have done nothing to alter the tone in Albany or advance the interests of district residents."The Buffalo News endorsed Democratic State Senator Bill Stachowski, who is in a close race against Republican challenger Dennis Delano.

Stachowski criticized Delano for failing to vote for seven years.

James Heaney says there are more lawyers on the State Senate's payroll than state senators.

Bill Hammond complains about lawmakers making "spending promises they can't keep."

Democratic Senate challenge Don Barber said he wants universal health care and publicly funded elections.

The Ithaca Journal won't print any more election letters in the paper this year.

The New York City Department of Education The New York City Department of Education is the branch of municipal government in New York City that manages the city's public school system. The school system these schools form is the largest system in the United States. Over 1.  will spend $5 million on courier service by year's end.

And here's a mailer from Democratic State Senate candidate David Nachbar, who's running against Republican incumbent Jim Alesi.
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Author:Azi Paybarah
Publication:The New York Observer
Date:Oct 29, 2008
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