President Obama will be “firm but respectful in correcting the record” during tomorrow’s Hofstra debate, his spokeswoman said.

Both the Obama and Romney campaigns are reportedly worried about tomorrow night’s moderator, CNN’s Candy Crowley.

Team Obama did not like today’s Gallup-USA Today poll, which showed Romney leading in some key swing states and pulling even with women voters, so it attacked the messenger.

For someone who has barely acknowledged she has an opponent this election cycle, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s burn rate is pretty high.

The NYS GOP is touting the Democrat & Chronicle’s assessment that the “basic facts” in the National Horizon PAC ad attacking Gillibrand are “correct.”

Former VP Dick Cheney will sit down for a Q&A with LIA President & CEO Kevin Law this Thursday (Oct. 18) at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury, Long Island. (No link).

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed Republican Assembly candidate Russell Gallo, who’s challenging Democratic Assemblyman Steve Cymbrowitz in the 45th AD.

Mayor Bloomberg said moving NYC’s primary elections from September to June is a “terrible idea” Monday and its consideration is another sign of incompetence by the Board of Elections.

Bloomberg’s longtime girlfriend, Diana Taylor, will host a fundraiser for NY-18 candidate Sean Patrick Maloney at which the special guest will be Maloney’s former boss, ex-President Clinton.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to receive Teaching Matters’ annual “Champion of Education” award at the Harvard Club in NYC tomorrow.

The infamous State Fair sausage sandwich gets still more political coverage.

After gaining no traction with NYC Democrats, Manhattan Media CEO Tom Allon switched his registration to the GOP and will run for mayor in 2013 as a “fusion” candidate. (He’s also on the Liberal line).

Allon (Alone?) will likely have to fight another Democrat-turned-Republican, Doe Fund founder George McDonald, for the GOP line. That match-up could be a lot of fun.

NYC Comptroller John Liu launched a website where workers who were paid less than the prevailing wage on city public works projects can search for the money they are owed.

GOP dirty trickster Roger Stone says “Republican blood will run in the streets b4 I am done” helping former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson with his long-shot presidential bid on the Libertarian line.

Peta Lindsay, the Socialism & Liberation Party presidential candidate (who is seven years too young to serve if elected), is on an upstate campaign swing.

Several hundred people attended a pro-fracking rally at the Capitol today.

Welcome back to the blogosphere, Chris Bragg!