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  Eliot Spitzer Campaign Paid Petitioners $800 Per Day
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Last EditedPicimpalious  Jul 13, 2013 02:02pm
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AuthorRichard Winger
News DateSaturday, July 13, 2013 08:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionEliot Spitzer, seeking the Democratic nomination for New York City Comptroller, needed 3,750 valid signatures of registered Democrats by July 11. Since he started getting signatures only five days before the deadline, his campaign paid petitioners $800 per day. New York state election law forbids paying petitioners on a per-signature basis. See this story, written by a college student who helped collect the signatures. The student reports that he collected over 200 signatures in his two days of work.
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