Spitzer Spent Millions on Doomed Political Comeback Bid

Friday, 13 Sep 2013 03:42 PM

By Lisa Barron

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Political office was not the only loss former New York governor Eliot Spitzer incurred in his unsuccessful bid for New York City comptroller — he also spent more than 8 million dollars of his own money in the attempt to defeat Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.

The latest figures available from the New York City Campaign Finance Board show that Spitzer forked out $8, 206, 077 for campaign costs, roughly twice what Stringer spent.

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After the votes were counted, the victor said, "Sometimes the guy without the resources but with a lot of heart can win the election," according to USA Today.

Adding insult to injury, Spitzer might be about to lose a lot more money if the speculation that his long-suffering wife Silda is going to file for divorce is correct.

Silda — a big supporter of her husband's political career before he humiliated her by resigning amid a sex scandal — has apparently been waiting for the comptroller campaign to end so she can start the legal proceedings, reports The New York Post.

"Silda is saying she is going to wait until this is all over," a friend told the newspaper, adding, "She has been telling friends, 'This is too hard. This is too rough.'"

The Post first reported in May that the couple had been living separately.


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