Eliot Spitzer

New York News
6:29 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

De Blasio, Spitzer Lead NYC Races In New Siena Poll

A new Siena poll shows candidates taking new positions in two New York City political races that have commanded national attention.

The New York Times/Siena College Poll shows public advocate Bill De Blasio, a Democrat, leading the pack in the race for New York City mayor ... Pollster Steve Greenberg says De Blasio has opened up a significant lead over the other candidates.

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WAMC News
7:16 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the possibility of U.S. military involvement in Syria and the latest in the New York City mayoral campaign.

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Politics
3:16 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

New York Now's Interview With Gov. Paterson On Stringer-Spitzer Race

Former Governor David Paterson appears to be somewhat conflicted about his role as an official supporter of New York City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer, and his ongoing friendship with his former partner- in-government, former Governor Eliot Spitzer.

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WAMC News
7:49 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's political observer Dr. Alan Chartock discusses Eliot Spitzer's run for New York City comptroller and former Massachusetts U.S. Senator Scott Brown's future political ambitions.

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Politics
6:10 pm
Mon August 12, 2013

Cuomo Rebounds With Voters, Most Are Embarrassed By Weiner, Spitzer

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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. 

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New York News
6:12 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Spitzer Submits Signatures To Get On NYC Ballot

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Former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer has met the deadline to file thousands of petition signatures for his bid to revive his political career by running for New York City comptroller.

Spitzer said that "over 27,000 signatures" were submitted to the city Board of Elections ahead of a midnight Thursday deadline. It came just four days after the tarnished ex-governor launched his campaign.

Spitzer needs 3,750 valid petition signatures to get on the Democratic primary ballot for September.

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New York News
8:38 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Poll: Spitzer Quickly Gains Upper Hand In NYC Race

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The first poll taken since Eliot Spitzer leaped into the New York City comptroller's race shows the ex-governor gaining a quick advantage over fellow Democrat Scott Stringer.

The Wall Street Journal-NBC 4 New York-Marist poll shows registered Democrats favoring Spitzer over Stringer by 42 percent to 33 percent. That includes voters who are undecided but leaning toward a candidate.

Spitzer resigned amid a prostitution scandal in 2008. Stringer is Manhattan's borough president.

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New York News
7:53 am
Thu July 11, 2013

For Spitzer, A Scramble To Get On Ballot In NYC

Eliot Spitzer's 11th-hour comeback campaign to become New York City comptroller isn't just a race to the finish. It's a sprint to the start.

After plunging into the race Monday, the ex-governor has only until midnight to collect 3,750 valid signatures to get on the Democratic primary ballot. Experts say it's a formidable, but doable, task given the narrow time frame.

A Spitzer spokeswoman said Wednesday the campaign is "diligently gathering signatures." She wouldn't comment further.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Political Scandals And Comebacks : 7/9/13

Eliot Spitzer

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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New York News
12:29 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

#SpitzerComeback - A Run For NYC Comptroller

Eliot Spitzer with WAMC's Alan Chartock
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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.  

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