Bill de Blasio Not Itching to Talk About the Alleged Relationship Between His Spokeswoman and Eliot Spitzer

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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. Photo: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

"I respect Lis as a professional but I also respect her right to privacy," mayor-to-be Bill de Blasio said when asked about a report that his spokeswoman, Lis Smith, is dating Eliot Spitzer, whom she worked for during his failed comptroller bid. "So I’m not going to get any further into it."