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Report: Spitzer Seeks To Run For Office Again

Former Governor Lost To Scott Stringer In City Comptroller Race Last Month
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer lost his race for city comptroller to Scott Stringer last month, but a published report Wednesday said that does not mean he has any plans to end his political career.

Spitzer was heard Tuesday at the Prime Grill saying his run for comptroller will make it easier for him to launch a bid for another office sometime in the near future, according to a New York Post report.

An unnamed “political savant” told the newspaper that Spitzer might run for state attorney general – an office he once held – against Eric Schnederman, or for state comptroller against Tom DiNapoli.

Last month, Spitzer was edged out by Manhattan Borough President Stringer, 52 percent to 48 percent.

In his concession speech, Spitzer said he presumes Stringer will win the election when he faces Republican John Burnett on Nov. 5.

“I’ve been honored to serve,” Spitzer said in his concession speech last month. “I’ve been honored to be an assistant district attorney, attorney general, governor, serve the public in many and varied capacities. For me, politics was never a profession, it was a cause. It was a calling to serve and to try to fight for those issues that we believed in.”

Spitzer had been seeking a comeback five years after resigning as governor and acknowledging he patronized call girls. The former governor, who was never charged with any crime, asked voters to focus on his record as a hard-charging governor and state attorney general. He was dubbed “the sheriff of Wall Street” for his financial investigations.

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