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Eliot Spitzer May Be Plotting Another Run for Office

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: 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 by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Photo: Andrew Burton/2013 Getty Images

As we eagerly await news of Anthony Weiner’s inevitable cable TV gig, we almost forgot to speculate about the future of New York’s other scandal-plagued candidate. Thankfully Page Six is on it, reporting that Eliot Spitzer was overheard at Prime Grill Tuesday telling his lunch companion that his unsuccessful run for comptroller will make it easier to run for another office in the near future. A source identified only as a “political savant” said there are rumors that he might challenge state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman or state Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. “Eliot is not contemplating a run for office,” his spokeswoman, Lisa Linden, told Politicker. “His conversation at lunch had nothing to do with politics. He’s focused on the family real estate business.” You have to admit though, the strategy does make sense. Will people vote for a disgraced former governor? Maybe not. But a disgraced former governor who lost a primary to a guy most people had never heard of 

Eliot Spitzer May Be Plotting New Run for Office