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July 8, 2013
Now it's Spitzer's turn for a 'second act'
There's always a second act in American politics. And that goes double for New York city. Anthoiny Weiner whose obscene twitter photos cost him his seat in Congress is actually leading the race for New York city mayor. Now, former governor Elliot Spitzer, who spent tens of thousands of dollars on prostitutes while governor, is throwing his hat into the ring for city comptroller. New York Times: In a telephone interview on Sunday night, Mr. Spitzer, 54, sounding restless after an unwelcome hiatus from government, said he had re-envisioned the often-overlooked office and yearned to resurrect the kind of aggressive role he played as New York State's attorney general. He said that after consulting with his family and taking the temperature of the city's electorate, he believed New Yorkers would be open to his candidacy. "I'm hopeful there will be forgiveness, I am asking for it," he said. His re-emergence comes in an era when politicians -- like Representative Mark Sanford of...(Read Full Post)