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

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures 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.
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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.

Spitzer, Catsimatidis Spent $10 Million to Lose