Spitzer Eyes 2010 Run for AG

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 14, 2009 8:18 AM CDT

(Newser) – Is Client No. 9 getting back into politics? Eliot Spitzer is considering a 2010 bid for his old job as New York’s attorney general, sources tell the New York Post—assuming Andrew Cuomo vacates the post to run for governor. “My record as governor was disappointing,” Spitzer reportedly told friends, “but the voters will remember my excellent two terms as attorney general.”

But you can stick a fork in the ex-guv, say some. "The whole idea of returning to Albany is preposterous. You can't go home again. He's a pariah. It wasn't just the prostitutes—there was also Troopergate," says one observer.

In this file photo from February 2007, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, and former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno appear at a news conference in Albany, NY.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll, file)
In this March 10, 2008 file photo, Eliot Spitzer makes a hilarious face while apologizing to his family and the public after a report that he was involved in a prostitution ring.   (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer appears during a bill signing ceremony at the Capitol in Albany, NY, Thursday, July 26, 2007.   (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
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