Spitzer Nabs 27K Signatures in Comptroller Run
Far more than required 3,750
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 12, 2013 3:46 AM CDT
Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

(Newser) – It takes 3,750 signatures to get on the ballot for New York City's comptroller race—and Eliot Spitzer already has some 27,000, he says. "Against the odds and all predictions, and in light of some who tried to thwart the effort, I am pleased to announce that we have collected more than 27,000 signatures in four days," he said last night, per the New York Post. The deadline for filing is just days away. Word is that backers of Spitzer's opponent in the race, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, may challenge the validity of Spitzer's documents. But Stringer himself has said that "throwing people off the ballot ... is not what I’m about."

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Jul 13, 2013 4:25 PM CDT
Why do they have a picture of Lyle Lovett here?
Jul 12, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Guess he couldn't get a REAL world job so is back trying once again for a place on the political payroll teat. SOME people just can't stay away... He should join the firm of Spitzer, Weiner & Clinton..
Jul 12, 2013 12:56 PM CDT
I don't give a damn about his sex life but would LOVE to see him go after the bad guys again, particularly Wall St.. He'd make a good comptroller.