Former Gov. Spitzer launches political comeback
LONDON (MarketWatch) — Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as New York’s governor five years ago in a prostitution scandal, is re-entering politics via a run for New York City comptroller, according to reports. Spitzer, who is making a late bid for the Democratic nomination in the race, is “hopeful there will be forgiveness” from New Yorkers, he told the New York Times. Before becoming governor in 2008, Spitzer spent eight years as the state’s attorney general, known for his crusades against corruption on Wall Street. Spitzer, who became a talk show host after leaving the governor’s office, has suggested in media interviews that he would take the same activist approach in the comptroller role.
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