Spitzer to Face Prostitution Ringleader in Comptroller Bid

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Monday, 08 Jul 2013 12:14 PM

By Melanie Batley

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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who Sunday announced his candidacy for New York City comptroller, says he wants to help shape the city's budget and work on Wall Street accountability.

And in a bizarre twist, Spitzer, who resigned in 2008 after it became known he frequented prostitutes, will be running against libertarian Kristin Davis, the former Manhattan "Madam" who ran the high-class prostitution ring used by Spitzer and other high-powered clients, Breitbart reported.

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Spitzer discussed his reasons for running during a round of television and radio interviews Monday. On CBS' "This Morning," he cited shareholder power, corporate governance, protecting pensions, and investing city money among his priorities.

"It's now five years later. I hope they [voters] look back at what I did as attorney general, as governor, as a prosecutor and say, 'Hey, this guy was ahead of the curve on Wall Street issues,'" he said.

"I want to do to that office what I did to the attorney general's office, re-envision it, re-imagine it."

Spitzer would have been aware he was running against Davis when he made his decision to join the race, Breitbart reported, as Davis announced her candidacy months ago.

"This is going to be the funnest campaign ever," said Davis, who went to prison for three months for her role in running the escort service, according to Breitbart.

"I've been waiting for my day to face him for five years," she reportedly told the New York Daily News. "I sat … in Rikers Island, I came out penniless and nothing happened to him. The hypocrisy there is huge."

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