Anna Sale is the host and managing editor of Death, Sex & Money, a biweekly interview podcast at WNYC. A veteran public media reporter, Anna covered politics for years, including the 2013 New York City mayoral race, the 2012 presidential campaign, and the statehouse beat in Connecticut and West Virginia. She is a frequent fill-in host for The Brian Lehrer Show and The Leonard Lopate Show and has contributed to This American Life, NPR, Marketplace, Studio 360, PBS Newshour, and Slate.
Key Question in NYC 2013: What Can Voters Forgive?
Monday, July 08, 2013
Former Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his intentions to run for city comptroller with a plea for forgiveness from voters.
"I'm asking forgiveness from them for my indiscretions, my violations of trust," Spitzer told WNYC's Brian Lehrer on Monday.
But he's not alone. There are plenty of other local candidates this year who have to explain themselves as they ask for votes. Some, like Spitzer and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, have to answer for personal failings. Others still face questions after being linked to corruption scandals. And then, there is the lingering controversy over term limits.