Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer seeks return to politics - as city comptroller
July 8th, 2013
07:10 AM ET
1 year ago

Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer seeks return to politics - as city comptroller

New York (CNN) – Seeking redemption after a prostitution scandal ransacked his political career, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is looking to return to the political arena - this time as the comptroller of New York City.

"I accepted responsibly for what I did," Spitzer told CNN late Sunday night. "I spent five years of working, doing useful things, and I hope the public will offer me an opportunity."

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  1. Steve, New York City

    Spitzer? Weiner? What is it with these guys trying to re-enter politics. Sad fact is that they both probably have good shots. At least Weiner was not a bully. Spitzer is a hypocrit!

    July 8, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    "I accepted responsibly for what I did," Spitzer told CNN late Sunday night. "I spent five years of working, doing useful things, and I hope the public will offer me an opportunity."
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    Spitzer has been out of politics for 5 years now. During that time he has spent time rehabilitating his image, which is the complete opposite of what Anthony Weiner has done. Where has Weiner been since he gave that news conference to announce his retirement from the House. That was roughly 2 years ago.

    I can understand part of the motivation to stay out of site, out of mind, though. There was a presidential race shaping up and Weiner could have been a major distraction. Spitzer has paid his dues, but not Weiner.

    July 8, 2013 08:51 am at 8:51 am |