Spitzer, Catsimatidis Do Not Regret Spending $10 Million Each to Lose

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How badly did Eliot Spitzer want to be comptroller? He spent $10.3 million of his own money on the primary — and still lost by more than four points. "He ran a great campaign," a spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal, "and he has no regrets." Except not winning, maybe? Gristedes cheeseball John Catsimatidis went through $10.4 million of his billions in his Republican primary loss to Joe Lhota, but is similarly unconcerned. "I have no regrets," he said. "You know how much it bothers me that my opponent said that I was trying to buy the election? Zero. Cause when people met me, they loved me. And I loved them." Spending a bunch of money to meet strangers? Priceless.