Spitzer's lead vanishes in New York City poll
August 29th, 2013
12:17 PM ET
12 months ago

Spitzer's lead vanishes in New York City poll

(CNN) - Eliot Spitzer's once-commanding lead in the race for New York City's top financial post has disappeared, according to a survey released Thursday.

The onetime New York governor is now tied with his rival, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, 46%-46%, according to the Quinnipiac University poll of likely Democratic primary voters.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • Scott Stringer
Spitzer widens lead in New York comeback bid
August 14th, 2013
12:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer widens lead in New York comeback bid

Updated at 1:02 p.m. ET on 8/14

(CNN) - Eliot Spitzer appears to be weathering a series of harsh attacks from his opponent and has expanded his lead in Democratic primary race for New York City Comptroller, according to a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday.

Spitzer, the former New York attorney general and governor, leads his opponent, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, by a commanding 19 points – 56 to 37 – among Democratic primary voters.
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Spitzer takes heat in first debate of NYC race
August 9th, 2013
12:58 PM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer takes heat in first debate of NYC race

(CNN) - Eliot Spitzer's opponent tore into the former New York governor Friday as they faced off for the first time in the Democratic primary race for city comptroller.

Five minutes into the debate, barbs were already flying, with Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer saying Spitzer was a "colossal failure" as a governor and pointing to Spitzer's prostitution scandal that ultimately led to his 2008 resignation.
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Weiner still toward back of pack, according to poll
August 8th, 2013
06:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Weiner still toward back of pack, according to poll

(CNN) - Anthony Weiner, who once led the field of Democratic candidates for New York City mayor before the reemergence of a "sexting" scandal rocked his campaign, is currently in fourth place, a poll released Thursday showed.

The New York Times/Siena poll was the second survey showing the former congressman running behind three Democratic other hopefuls in the Big Apple. A Quinnipiac University poll released at the end of July also indicated Weiner had fallen in the aftermath of scandal.
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Forgiven? Eliot Spitzer gets unusual endorsement
August 8th, 2013
12:03 PM ET
1 year ago

Forgiven? Eliot Spitzer gets unusual endorsement

(CNN) – A number of New York City pastors have endorsed former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer's campaign for city comptroller.

A release from Spitzer's campaign refers to the endorsements as coming from "prominent New York City pastors." It does not give a specific number of pastoral endorsements, saying only that there were dozens. The release specifically names 11 pastors.
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First on CNN: Spitzer strikes populist theme in new ad blitz
August 7th, 2013
11:44 AM ET
1 year ago

First on CNN: Spitzer strikes populist theme in new ad blitz

Washington (CNN) - Eliot Spitzer is unleashing a pair of new television ads Wednesday in the New York City comptroller's race framing himself as an anti-establishment populist, a theme he has been hitting on the campaign trail since unexpectedly jumping into the race last month.

Both of the 30-second ads are titled "You," and portray Spitzer as a champion of working people standing up against special interests, corporations and Wall Street – "an independent voice," as Spitzer's campaign has taken to describing the former governor and attorney general.
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Spitzer says Weiner should not be mayor
July 29th, 2013
07:22 PM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer says Weiner should not be mayor

(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer confirmed Monday that he will not be voting for Anthony Weiner in the New York mayoral race.

Spitzer, a fellow former disgraced politician who also is attempting to make a political comeback, was short with his answers Monday in a television interview, but revealed that Weiner will not be getting his support in the upcoming Democratic primary.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Eliot Spitzer • New York
Scarlett Johansson, Lena Dunham to help out Spitzer's opponent
July 26th, 2013
02:36 PM ET
1 year ago

Scarlett Johansson, Lena Dunham to help out Spitzer's opponent

(CNN) - Some big Hollywood names are turning out to support Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer as he tries to regain lost ground after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer jumped into the Democratic primary race for New York City comptroller.

Actress Scarlett Johansson and TV star Lena Dunham, known for HBO's "Girls," will help host a fundraiser for Stringer in the first week of August, a little more than a month before the two Democrats face off in the September 10 primary.
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Spitzer says wife, family aren't the focus
Eliot Spitzer and his wife Silda Wall are pictured on March 12, 2008, when he announced he was resigning from his post as governor.
July 26th, 2013
02:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Spitzer says wife, family aren't the focus

(CNN) – She famously stood by Eliot Spitzer in the aftermath of his 2008 prostitution scandal, but Silda Wall Spitzer hasn't been hitting the trail in her husband's bid for a political comeback.

Speaking at a campaign stop Thursday, the candidate for the Democratic city comptroller nomination suggested that wouldn't change in the lead up to September's primary.
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Polls tell different stories in Spitzer's comeback bid
July 25th, 2013
02:00 PM ET
1 year ago

Polls tell different stories in Spitzer's comeback bid

(CNN) – Eliot Spitzer is ahead in his race for New York City's top financial post, two polls released Thursday showed, though his advantage differed wildly in the two surveys.

A Quinnipiac University survey showed Spitzer edging out Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, his main rival for the Democratic comptroller nomination, by a four point margin among likely Democratic primary voters. Spitzer stood at 49% while Stringer was at 45%.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • Polls • Scott Stringer
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