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  You Can't Keep a Bad Man Down - Spitzer is Eyeing a Comeback
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Last EditedMonsieur  Sep 01, 2009 08:32am
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AuthorMaggie Haberman
MediaNewspaper - New York Post
News DateTuesday, September 1, 2009 02:30:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionDisgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been privately talking with friends about a possible comeback, and is considering a run for statewide office next year, several sources told The Post.

Less than 18 months after he left Albany in a prostitution scandal, Spitzer has held informal discussions in recent weeks about the possibility of making a bid for state comptroller or the US Senate seat currently held by Kirsten Gillibrand, sources said.

The hooker-happy Democrat has also discussed his own halfway-decent poll numbers in recent surveys, which have shown him more popular than Gov. Paterson, whose own numbers have tanked.

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli, appointed to his post by the state Legislature after Alan Hevesi resigned amid scandal two years ago, is widely seen in Democratic circles as a weak link on the ticket.

Gillibrand is similarly viewed as ripe for a primary challenge, with large numbers of voters saying they have no opinion of her.
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