FLORIDA: The Hill: "Florida Gov. Charlie Crist's Senate campaign is accused of breaking campaign finance law by ghost-writing a negative website about his opponent in the Republican primary race. At issue is the new site, TruthAboutRubio.com, which launched this week and features hits on Crist primary opponent Marco Rubio, including suggesting Rubio's campaign was behind a video comparing Crist to Adolf Hitler."
MASSACHUSETTS: How bad are the state's budget problems? Deval Patrick announced he's slashing 1,000 jobs.
NEW YORK: "Attorney General Andrew Cuomo campaigned for Controller William Thompson in the Bronx on Thursday - or was it the other way around?" The New York Daily News posits. "Thompson needs all the support he can get from white ethnic Democrats to win his uphill battle against Mayor Bloomberg next week, while Cuomo will need African-American backers like Thompson in his rumored run for governor next year."