Eliot Spitzer


New Poll Puts Spitzer and Stringer in Dead Heat

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Quinnipiac University poll says the two candidates for comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer, are neck and neck -- with each carrying 46 percent of likely voters in the upcoming primary.


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Gabfest Radio: The Your Feet Are Killing Me Edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in Egypt, and the challenges it poses for the Obama administration. They also discuss Eliot Spitzer’s decision to run for office and whether the former New York governor (and Slate contributor) deserves forgiveness. During the cocktail chatter portion of the show, the Gabfesters are joined by special guest Peter Sagal, host of NPR’s Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me.

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Spitzer Submits Signatures for the Ballot Ahead of Petition Deadline

Friday, July 12, 2013


Even though he filed his petitions, Spitzer's spot on the ballot is far from certain.



Eliot Spitzer: I'm Running for City Comptroller

Monday, July 08, 2013


Until now, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer was the leading Democratic candidate for City Comptroller and was widely expected to cruise to the November general election.

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TIMELINE: The Rise, Fall & Return of Eliot Spitzer

Monday, July 08, 2013

With word that Eliot Spitzer says he'll launch a bid for citywide office, we take a look at Spitzer's political history and mark the turning points -- both up and down.


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Stucknation: Schneiderman's Mission to Restore Faith in the American Mortgage

Friday, July 29, 2011

There are so many people who got bad deals - and are stuck with those bad deals - who are just seething with the sense that the bankers who put them in those bad deals are not stuck with the deal.

-AG Eric Scneiderman on his investigation into banks that created the mortgage crisis.

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Would Cuomo be a Christie or a Spitzer?

Monday, July 19, 2010


Steve Kornacki notes that should he beat Republican challenger Rick Lazio in November, New York gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo is hoping to become like New Jersey's transformative Governor Chris Christie, but could wind up like New York's vanquished Governor, Eliot Spitzer.

Until the very end, Democrats swore that Corzine was safe and that their boilerplate attacks on the G.O.P. nominee—so successful between 1994 and 2008—would work as usual. It is impossible, therefore, to articulate what a body-blow Christie’s triumph was to the Trenton establishment.

This has been a major source of Christie’s legislative success. His victory shook Democrats, disabused them of their notions of invincibility, and compelled them to regard the new governor’s agenda with a seriousness they never afforded Corzine and his plans.

The ruling Democrats in Albany are just as arrogant as they were in Trenton, but Cuomo’s impending victory—no matter how massive the margin—won’t prompt any comparable soul-searching. The reason is simple: They’ve seen this story before.


[F]rom the vantage point of most of the Albany establishment, the governor-in-waiting looks and sounds a lot more like an Eliot Spitzer than a Chris Christie.

The only point I'd add here is that unlike Spitzer, if elected Cuomo would have a much better handle on the politics of Albany, which he's employed for decades.

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The Final Chapter on Troopergate?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The three-year-old Troopergate scandal may finally be over. The state’s Commission on Public Integrity confirms that one of the last actors in the controversy, Darren Dopp, has now paid a $10,000 fine for violating the state code of ethics.

Dopp, who was the communications director for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, paid the $10,000 fine earlier this week, after he lost a court challenge against the Commission on Public Integrity’s ruling.

Commission spokesman Walter Ayres confirms that the check has been received, and that the investigation of whether Spitzer and his aides used the state police to recreate travel records of former Senate Leader Joe Bruno is now over.

“He came to our offices on Monday and hand-delivered a check for $10,000,” said Ayres.

Dopp has maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings, and says he did nothing wrong. Spitzer, who was never charged in the scandal, will be starting a new primetime cable program on CNN soon.