Spitzer's lead vanishes in New York City poll
August 29th, 2013
12:17 PM ET
11 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 takes heat in first debate of NYC race
August 9th, 2013
12:58 PM ET
12 months 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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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • Scott Stringer
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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Filed under: Eliot Spitzer • New York • Scott Stringer
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
Spitzer opponent says rival ‘sounds like a Republican’
July 20th, 2013
11:01 AM ET
1 year 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
Spitzer releases tax info – but not returns – after calls from rival
July 16th, 2013
02:12 PM ET
1 year 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