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Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer Entering Race for City Comptroller

Former NY Gov. Eliot Spitzer Entering Race for City Comptroller

It looks like former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer will become the second disgraced former NY politician to run for office in 2013. Spitzer made the announcement Sunday night that he will be running for city comptroller this fall after resigning as governor of NY back in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

Spitzer will be running against front runner Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Libertarian candidate Kristen Davis, who also happens to be the madam who reportedly supplied prostitutes for the married Spitzer when he was governor, among others.

Spizter has already created a committee to collect the needed 3,750 signatures to get on the city comptroller ballot by this Thursday. Spitzer reportedly will not opt into the city's public campaign finance system.

Democratic mayoral hopefuls Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio have already issued statements backing Stringer for comptroller, who also has received endorsements from the city teachers union, 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union and the Working Families Party.

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