Eliot Spitzer Running for NYC Comptroller

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A person close to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he is planning a return to politics with a run for New York City comptroller.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Spitzer was only speaking to The New York Times.

Candidates for citywide offices like comptroller have to have 3,750 signatures from registered voters in their party by Thursday.

Spitzer, a Democrat, stepped down from the governor's office in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

He has spoken in the past about the potential for the comptroller's job.

The Times first reported the story on Sunday.

Spitzer is not the only politician looking for a second chance.

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is running for mayor. The former Democratic congressman left office two years ago amid a scandal over his tweets.

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