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WNYC News

In Comptroller's Race, Money Can't Buy (Enough) Votes

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Despite outspending his Democratic rival about 5 to 1, disgraced ex-New York Governor Eliot Spitzer came up short in his bid to become New York City's next Comptroller.

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Stringer, Spitzer Battle for Votes in Queens

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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Sunday's fall festival at Rochdale Village in Jamaica, Queens had music, food, and plenty of candidates trying to woo the largely Democratic and black crowd. Would-be mayors, council members, and borough presidents turned out, as did the two Democratic comptroller candidates - Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer - who are in a virtual tie heading into Tuesday's primary.

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Spitzer Has Big Lead in Comptroller Race: Poll

Friday, August 30, 2013

A new poll shows that Eliot Spitzer has a substantial lead over rival Scott Stringer in Democratic primary for New York City comptroller. That's a sharp contrast to a recent survey that shows the race tied.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Spitzer and Stringer Take Comptrol

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Last night Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer took part in the first official debate in the Democratic primary for New York City Comptroller, moderated by Brian Lehrer and NY1's Errol Louis. Kate Taylor of the New York Times has been covering the race, and was at the debate -- she plays highlights and discusses what we learned.

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Comptroller Candidates Spar Over Campaign Finance in Second Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

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The candidates for New York City Comptroller each took shots at each other over how their campaigns are funded at a debate Monday night.

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Playback: Stringer, Spitzer Face Off in Comptroller Debate

Monday, August 12, 2013

WNYC's Brian Lehrer co-moderates the first of the official 2013 comptroller debates, featuring Democratic candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer. Listen to full audio, watch video, and read the chat transcript.

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Sparring Over Trust: Stringer, Spitzer in First Comptroller Debate

Friday, August 09, 2013

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In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.

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This Week In Politics: Celebrity Over Substance

Saturday, August 03, 2013

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We've gone from talking about garbage removal in the Mayor's race straight into the potty. It's now almost impossible to talk about the New York City Mayor's race without using some pretty terrible language. 

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What Spitzer’s Filings Don’t Tell Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

WNYC

A day after New York City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer refused to disclose his tax returns, the campaign seemed to reverse its position Wednesday sending out tax documents for 2011 and 2012. But those documents fall far short of complete returns and, according to experts, fail to answer some important questions for voters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Spitzer and Weiner Lead Among Black Voters

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A call-in for black voters on the news from a new poll that shows both Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner lead among African-Americans. Give us a call at 212-433-9692. 

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After Spitzer, Stringer's Fundraising Soars

Monday, July 15, 2013

Graph: During the week of July 8, Stringer raised more than $108,000, a huge bump in his haul from weeks prior, when he faced no serious challenger.

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Weiner, Spitzer Lead in City Races: Poll

Monday, July 15, 2013

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner topped the poll of Democratic mayoral candidates — and Eliot Spitzer is leading the race for comptroller.

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This Week in Politics: Spitzer Circus, NJ Dune Decision

Saturday, July 13, 2013

The race for city comptroller got a lot more interesting this week, and together Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner sucked up all the oxygen in city politics. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, the New Jersey Supreme Court handed Gov. Chris Christie mixed rulings on his vision for development in the Garden State. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Zimmerman and Race; Birth of the McWrap; Group Singing

Friday, July 12, 2013

As marriage week wraps up, hear what straight married people can learn from gay couples. Liza Mundy, contributor to The Atlantic and a Bernard Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation, joins us to discuss the changing norms of marriage. Plus: the alleged connection between convicted madam and comptroller candidate Kristin Davis and Eliot Spitzer; the birth of the McDonald’s McWrap; and the benefits of group singing.

WNYC News

Spitzer's Comeback Campaign Nears Key Deadline

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Eliot Spitzer's fledgling bid to return to politics is hours away from a key deadline. Thousands of petition signatures are due only four days after he launched his New York City comptroller campaign.

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Does Spitzer's Sex Scandal Matter More to Women Voters?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

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As Eliot Spitzer attempts to launch the second act of his political career, questions linger about the sex scandal that brought him down - and whether it will matter more to women.

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The Limits of the City Comptroller's Toolbox

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Former Governor Eliot Spitzer launched his run for city comptroller with a promise to renew his efforts to reign in Wall Street excess.
But he would have a much more limited set of tools in that position.

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Spitzer’s Hurdle: Getting on the Ballot

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

WNYC

Eliot Spitzer hopes to shakeup the comptroller’s race this fall with a last minute bid for the Democratic nomination. But first he needs to get on the ballot. What exactly needs to happen between now and then? We break down what stands between Spitzer and the official launch of his campaign.

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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. But he's not alone.

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Crowds Greet Spitzer With Emotion

Monday, July 08, 2013

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Former Governor Eliot Spitzer made his first public appearance Monday since announcing a bid for city comptroller and was greeted by New Yorkers with strong feelings about his return to the political spotlight.

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