New Spitzer ad: The sheriff is back
July 25th, 2013
11:07 AM ET
9 months ago

New Spitzer ad: The sheriff is back

(CNN) – The New York City comptroller is responsible for managing the city's pension funds along with advising on the health of the city's finances, not financial regulation. But that isn't stopping former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer from celebrating his record doing exactly that in his latest campaign ad.

Known at the "Sheriff of Wall Street" during his time as state Attorney General, Spitzer's new ad, which premiered online Thursday, features images of an empty Wall Street with patriotic music playing, financial powers apparently running scared. "Guess they heard he's back," the ad reads.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
Spitzer in new ad: 'I failed. Big time'
July 22nd, 2013
09:31 PM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer in new ad: 'I failed. Big time'

(CNN) – Eliot Spitzer isn't shying away from the topic on everyone's minds as he makes a political comeback bid for New York City comptroller.

The former New York governor, who resigned in 2008 after admitting to paying prostitutes for sex, begins his new television ad admitting to his past mistakes.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
Spitzer's opponent gets boost from Sen. Gillibrand
July 22nd, 2013
10:56 AM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer's opponent gets boost from Sen. Gillibrand

(CNN) – Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York threw her support Monday behind Scott Stringer, the Democrat and Manhattan borough president competing with Eliot Spitzer in this year's New York City comptroller race.

"I believe Scott Stringer is clearly the best choice to serve New Yorkers as the next comptroller of the City of New York," Gillibrand said in a statement, released by Stringer's team. "Scott will fight hard for middle class families and has the temperament and judgment to be extraordinarily successful."
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • Kirsten Gillibrand • New York
Spitzer opponent says rival ‘sounds like a Republican’
July 20th, 2013
11:01 AM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer opponent says rival ‘sounds like a Republican’

(CNN) – Scott Stringer, the man who until two weeks ago was running unopposed in the Democratic primary race for New York City comptroller, said Saturday his new opponent Eliot Spitzer sounded like a Republican when he talked about campaign finance and financial disclosures.

The Manhattan borough president, speaking on CNN, alleged Spitzer was operating by his own set of rules in his campaign for the city’s top financial post.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • Scott Stringer
July 18th, 2013
06:06 PM ET
9 months ago

Tough questions for Spitzer on hypocrisy of never being charged with breaking the law he signed

(CNN) – Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wants voters to think of his as a redemption story.

The disgraced politician stunned New Yorkers by announcing his run for city comptroller last week, and now he's shocking skeptics by rocketing to the lead in that race.

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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • The Lead
Polls: Who's in the lead in New York City mayor's race?
July 18th, 2013
12:05 PM ET
9 months ago

Polls: Who's in the lead in New York City mayor's race?

(CNN) - Who's ahead in the race for New York City mayor?

The answer depends on which poll you're reading.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Christine Quinn • Eliot Spitzer • New York • Polls
July 17th, 2013
11:00 PM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer: Prosecutors ‘overreached’ in Zimmerman trial

(CNN) - Democrat Eliot Spitzer, a former state attorney general and governor of New York, said Wednesday that prosecutors went too far in seeking a second-degree murder charge of George Zimmerman, and argued as a result “justice has not been served” in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

In an interview with CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live,” the New York City comptroller candidate also said he hopes President Barack Obama will address the racial and legal tensions surrounding the recent trial.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
Spitzer releases tax info – but not returns – after calls from rival
July 16th, 2013
02:12 PM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer releases tax info – but not returns – after calls from rival

Updated 4:44 p.m. ET, 7/17: Spitzer's campaign released pages from his 2011 and 2012 tax returns on Wednesday.

(CNN) - After calls from his Democratic opponent to release his personal income tax returns, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer – currently making a political comeback bid for New York City comptroller – disclosed his income and taxes paid for the past two years.

Spitzer, who stopped short of releasing his full tax returns, said he made an adjusted gross income of $4.268 million in 2012 and paid $2.094 million in federal, state and city taxes, a rate of 49%.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • Scott Stringer • Taxes
Polls: Spitzer, Weiner both in top spot in redemption bids
July 15th, 2013
04:00 PM ET
9 months ago

Polls: Spitzer, Weiner both in top spot in redemption bids

(CNN) – With less than two months to go until primary day in New York City, a new poll indicates that two candidates hoping to come back from scandals that sidetracked their political careers are both edging out their opponents.

According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, former New York state Gov. Eliot Spitzer leads Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 48%-33% in the Democratic primary race for New York City comptroller, the city's chief budget officer. Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 after revelations he spent thousands of dollars on prostitutes, jumped into the comptroller race just over a week ago.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Eliot Spitzer • New York • Polls
Spitzer's opponent won't challenge petition signatures
July 12th, 2013
02:27 PM ET
9 months ago

Spitzer's opponent won't challenge petition signatures

(CNN) – Eliot Spitzer's main rival in the New York City comptroller race will not challenge his petition signatures.

A spokesperson for Scott Stringer confirmed Friday that the Manhattan borough president will not attempt to drag out the qualifying process for the Democratic primary ballot.
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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York
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