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.