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Today's Lead: Spitzer's Frenzied, Expensive Campaign

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Eliot Spitzer's entry into the city comptroller race continues to reap headlines. To meet the tight petitioning deadline he's left himself, the scandal scarred ex-governor is paying canvassers $800 a day each. He needs 3,750 registered Democrats to sign by tomorrow at midnight. Some say his pitch to aggressively retool the position will remind voters of his "steamroller" image. Others point out that the office already wields significant policy powers. His stance against public financing seems to have shifted, or was at least the victim of a frenzied campaign that left him disorganized. He spent a lot of time during political exile in real estate, which brought him quite a bit of wealth.

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