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Intelligencer: December 27–January 3

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Wannabe Spitzers
The suddenly sexy race for attorney general.
Eliot Spitzer’s “Sheriff of Wall Street” routine has made the usually wonky attorney general’s race a battle royal between glamour Dems trying to restart their careers. “Eliot showed the office can gain a nationwide media spotlight,” says political consultant George Arzt. And so at a recent Spitzer fund-raiser, the chatter dwelled on which of his would-be successors in attendance (Mark Green, Andrew Cuomo) might get his blessing. Spitzer isn’t saying, but the city’s legal Establishment has already started taking sides. Doug Dunham and Laurie Rothenberg, who chaired Lawyers for Kerry in New York, now run Lawyers for Green. They’re holding a January 11 event at Green’s Flatiron loft, at which David Boies will speak. Though Green (like Cuomo) hasn’t announced yet, the invite blares “MG4AG.” Only 23 months until Election Day.
—Greg Sargent


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