Spitzer Looks for Comeback With Run for NYC Comptroller

The Takeaway
In New York, a once-disgraced politician is trying to be the next comeback kid. Last night, former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer announced his candidacy for New York City Comptroller. Spitzer resigned the governor's post in 2008 in the midst of a prostitution scandal. But the former governor isn't the only local candidate with a scandalous past. Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor of New York City and, if Spitzer collects enough signatures this week, both men will be on the 2013 ballot. Governor Spitzer discussed his candidacy on our co-producer WNYC's program,  The Brian Lehrer Show, earlier today. Brian Lehrer joins us to discuss these candidates looking for a comeback. Stay updated on the latest from The Takeaway–become a Facebook fan & follow us on Twitter!
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