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Former Congressman Anthony Weiner failed by a huge margin to make a political comeback in the New York City Mayor’s race , trailing far behind  winner Bill DeBlasio and second place finisher William Thompson.  Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer also was defeated in his attempt to get elected to a lesser seat- that of New York City Comptroller. But Steve Greenberg, a political analyst and spokesman for Siena College polling, says Spitzer, unlike Weiner, is more likely to get a second chance for a come back in the future, if he wants to. Spitzer, who resigned the governorship in 2008 over a prostitution scandal,  received 48% of the vote to winner Scott Stringer’s 52%. Weiner, whose sexting scandal continued to plague him during the campaign,  got less than 5% of the primary vote.

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A new poll finds most New Yorkers are ashamed of the candidacies of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer for Mayor and Comptroller of New York City. The Siena College poll also finds that Governor Cuomo, in contrast, is enjoying a minor rebound with voters. 

Rodriguez Suspension Could Be Soon

Jul 30, 2013
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Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator.

Checking the scoreboard, Tampa Bay is back on top of the American League East, winning 2-1 over Boston. Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz won't be suspended for destroying two dugout phones with his bat during this weekend's series in Baltimore. Cleveland beat the White Sox 3-2. It was Texas over the Angels 4-3 and Oakland topped Toronto 9-4.

Weiner Scandal, Now With Wife At Side

Jul 24, 2013
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When New York Congressman Anthony Weiner apologized for a sexting scandal and resigned from Congress in 2011, a key figure was absent: his wife, Huma Abedin.

Weiner found himself making a public mea culpa again Tuesday for a newfound sexting scandal amid his New York City mayoral run. But this time, the Democrat was there to stay in, not bow out — and Abedin was by his side.

Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is back in the spotlight this week as he has declared a run for Comptroller of the City of New York. 

Spitzer is among a slate of politicians from around the country who are making comebacks after having been embroiled in sex scandals, a list that includes former New York Congressman and now NYC mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, and embattled South Carolina Governor turned Congressman Mark Sanford.

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is re-entering the political arena, officially launching a campaign for New York City Comptroller.  

AP Source: Ex-Gov. Spitzer Eying NYC Comptroller

Jul 8, 2013
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A person close to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to politics with a run for New York City comptroller.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Spitzer was only speaking to The New York Times.

Candidates for citywide offices like comptroller have to have 3,750 signatures from registered voters in their party by Thursday.

Spitzer, a Democrat, stepped down from the governor's office in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

He has spoken in the past about the potential for the comptroller's job.

New Poll Suggests Weiner Leads Mayoral Race

Jun 26, 2013
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 A new poll finds that former Congressman Anthony Weiner has jumped to the lead among Democratic candidates for New York City mayor. The NBC NY/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll says Weiner leads City Council Speaker Christine Quinn 25 percent to 20 percent among registered Democrats.

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A Marist Institute poll released this morning shows former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is gaining support in his run for mayor of New York City, with 19 percent of voters saying they would nominate him on the democratic ticket, second only to current City Council Speaker Christine Quinn with 24 percent. 

5/23/13 - Panel

May 23, 2013

  Today's panelists are WAMC’s Alan Chartock, Newsman Ray Graf and University at Albany Journalism Professor and Investigative Reporter, Rosemary Armao.

Topics include:
Drone Killings
Taping of Female Cadets
Boston Bombing Related Shooting
Weiner Run
Morals Poll

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