(CNN) - Former New York Gov. Elliot Spitzer, who resigned his post in 2008 after it was revealed he visited a high-priced prostitute, says he hopes his career in politics is not over.
"I love politics," Spitzer said in an interview with Fortune. "The substance, the debate about the issues."
Spitzer, who has quietly made efforts to repair his image in the two years since his resignation, reportedly considered challenging New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in a Democratic primary later this year. Gillibrand was appointed to her seat after Sen. Hillary Clinton was confirmed as Secretary of State.
But Spitzer, who enjoyed considerably higher approval ratings as governor than his successor - current Gov. David Paterson - says a 2010 run is probably not in the cards.
"As for a race in 2010? It is just hard to see," he said. "I've never said I would never consider running for office again."