Elaine Rivera joined the WNYC staff as the politics/economic development reporter in August. Prior to her arrival, Elaine had worked as a staff reporter at the Washington Post. From 1995 to 2001, she was a ...
Spitzer Wins Primary with 81%
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
New York, NY —
An ebullient Elliot Spitzer accepted the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last night after trouncing his opponent Tom Souzzi. He now goes on to face Republican John Faso but he is already looking toward being governor.
It was swift and predictable. An hour-and half after the polls closed, Spitzer gave his celebration speech at a block party barbecue in Harlem for his volunteers.
REPORTER: Flanked by his family and his lieutenant governor, David Paterson, Spitzer addressed the kind of administration he would have.
SPITZER: I want us all in this together because in a Spitzer Administration change begins on day one. On day one, we will begin giving you a government that's open, accountable and ready to get taxes and spending under control.
REPORTER: Spitzer received 81 percent of the votes compared to Souzzi's 19 percent.
The Democratic nominee and continued front-runner for the governor's seat, says he will spend the next two months traveling across the state meeting with voters.