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.
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.