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Down to the Wire For Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer has until midnight tonight to file 3,750 signatures to get on the ballot to run for comptroller as a Democrat. Spitzer is reportedly paying canvassers $800 a day in an attempt to hit the magic number. Spitzer's opponent Scott Stringer has already filed 100,000 signatures and his supporters will likely challenge a number of Spitzer's signatures. A new Wall Street Journal Poll gave the Spitzer campaign a boost--it shows that Spitzer leads Stringer 42 to 33 percent in the Democratic primary. 

Spitzer in Albany: Good at Making Enemies

Eliot Spitzer made a lot of enemies in Albany with his agressive, uncompromising style. Experts say Spitzer could give the next mayor even bigger headaches and Wall Street should watch out too. “I pity whoever is the next mayor because, with the powers of comptroller, this guy is going to be on the mayor’s case on a daily basis,” Baruch College political science professor Doug Muzzio said in an interview this week. “This office is a stepping stone and he’s gotta step on the mayor.”

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Eliot Spitzer: Adrenaline Junky (Gotham Gazette)




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