Bloomberg News (New York, NY)
Republican NJ gubernatorial candidate, Chris Christie is leading Gov. Jon Corzine (D) 51%-42%. The latest Quinnipiac University poll finds that voters say corruption is a serious problem in the state, and more people associate Democrats with political bribery than they do Republicans.
New York Times (New York, NY)
NY Gov. David Paterson‘s (D) is facing mounting doubts about his ability to carry the Democratic ticket in 2010. High unemployment across New York is increasing voters’ negative opinions of Paterson and his party. Party leaders in the State fear he will not be a viable candidate for governor and that his association will harm the chances of other New York races which have lead to discussions on way to replace him.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Democrats have chosen a candidate to run in the special election to replace Republican Rep. John McHugh (NY-23). Bill Owens beat out 10 other candidates Monday night to pick up the endorsement. Owens will now face the moderate pro-choice Republican nominee, Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava.
USA Today (Washington, DC)
The recent heated town hall debates on health care reform emphasize a recent USA Today/Gallup poll that shows Americans are much divided over the reforms. The divisions are beyond party platforms and represent differences in perspective based on age, region, and employment status.
Cape Cod Times (Hyannis, MA)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver died in Cape Cod early this a.m. at the age of 88. She was the sister of one President and two senators. She was the co-founder of Special Olympics and a champion for handicapped.