Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who stepped down from office in a scandal involving prostitution, secured the necessary number of signatures to make his comptroller run official, in a last-minute scurry that wrapped about 11 p.m. Thursday evening.
â€œAgainst the odds and all predictions â€” and in light of some who tried to thwart the effort â€” I am pleased to announce that we have collected more than 27,000 signatures in four days,â€ he said, in a statement reported by Politico.
But heâ€™s already taking a new public relations hit. The New York Post reported Mr. Spitzer failed to vote in the 2012 presidential election â€” despite writing a piece for publication called, â€œWhy I Am Voting for Barack Obama.â€
A spokeswoman for Mr. Spitzer said he couldnâ€™t vote at the polls because he was in San Francisco to co-anchor Current TVâ€™s roundtable election broadcasts, The Post reported. But he didnâ€™t vote absentee either, the newspaper reported.
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