Spitzer Makes Amends—With His Donors

Disgraced NY gov refunds campaign contributions for 2010
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2008 12:11 PM CDT
New York State Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation amid a prostitution scandal as wife Silda looks on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 in his offices in New York City.    (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
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(Newser) – Eliot Spitzer had $2.9 million in the bank for a presumed reelection campaign, but the disgraced New York governor has done something rather uncommon for politicians: offered a refund. An email obtained by the New York Post reports that Spitzer will return what remains in his campaign coffers to anyone who makes a request. "When have you ever heard of getting a refund from a politician?" said one stunned Dem.