(CNN) - Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer said he expects to be on a New York primary ballot in September after a last-minute signature collection blitz ended Thursday.
“Against the odds and all predictions - and in light of some who tried to thwart the effort - I am pleased to announce that we have collected more than 27,000 signatures in four days,” Spitzer said on his official Twitter account.
(CNN) – Hours before a deadline to submit enough signatures to qualify for the New York City primary ballot, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is confident he'll get the 3,750 signatures he needs.
Spitzer, a Democrat, leapt into the fray for city comptroller Sunday and has spent the last few days scrambling to get the necessary signatures while fielding questions around his return to politics five years after resigning as New York state governor amidst a prostitution scandal. He needs nearly 4,000 registered city Democrats to sign his petition by Thursday's end.
(CNN) – Before he’s even officially on the ballot, a snap poll shows shamed ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is already edging out his potential Democratic rival in a primary contest for New York City comptroller.
The NBC 4/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll showed 42% of registered Democrats either supporting Spitzer or leaning toward supporting him.
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(CNN) – Gracie Mansion isn't the only contested hotspot for political redemption in New York City this year.
The day after former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announced his campaign for city comptroller, he was issued a direct challenge for the post by a woman who says she was the madam who supplied him with escorts.
Washington (CNN) – Politics is full of second chances.
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford - now U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford - is living proof. Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is trying to travel the same road to political redemption. And now add former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to the list, as he embarks on a similar journey.
(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned in disgrace over a prostitution scandal, said Monday morning he made his decision to re-enter politics as recently as this past weekend.
In a series of media interviews, Spitzer attempted to explain his surprising revelation from Sunday night that he plans on running for city comptroller in this year's election.
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."
(CNN) – If New Yorkers have their way, there won't be a President Bloomberg anytime soon.
A new Marist Poll released Wednesday said 64 percent of registered voters in New York City do not want independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for president.
And a Mayor Spitzer? Sixty two percent of voters do not want former Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer to run for mayor in 2013.
New York (CNN) - A former madam who claims to have provided prostitutes to former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says she is running as an independent candidate for governor.
Kristin Davis, one of eight candidates who secured positions on the November ballot by filing independent petitions, lists herself as the gubernatorial candidate of the Anti-Prohibition Party, according to the New York State Board of Elections.
"I am running on a platform of personal and economic freedom," Davis writes on her website. "I want to end the prohibition on marijuana, gay marriage and casino gambling to generate new revenues instead of raising taxes on already over-taxed New Yorkers."
On her website, Davis describes herself as "the ex-Madam who supplied call-girls for Eliot Spitzer when he was both Attorney General and Governor." She says she filed 22,000 voter signatures with the board of elections to get on the ballot.
Washington (CNN) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning columnist Kathleen Parker will co-host a new hour long CNN primetime news program starting in the fall as the nation prepares for the 2010 midterm election, the network announced Wednesday morning.
The yet-to-be-named “roundtable discussion” program will air at 8 p.m. ET replacing Campbell Brown.
“Other cable news channels force-feed viewers one narrow, predictable point of view; in contrast, CNN will be offering a lively roundup of all the best ideas – presented by two of the most intelligent and outspoken figures in the country,” Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S., said in a statement released by the network. “Eliot and Kathleen are beholden to no vested interest – in fact, quite the opposite: they are renowned for taking on the most powerful targets and most important causes.”
Klein made the announcement in Wednesday’s network wide editorial conference call with CNN staff.
Parker, whose columns appear in over 400 newspapers twice a week, in April received the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. She describes herself as a “rational” conservative.