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Spitzer: My Wife Won't Be Campaigning With Me

The former governor said he was running for comptroller, not a member of his family

Friday, Jul 26, 2013  |  Updated 7:42 AM EDT
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Spitzer Shakes Up NYC Political Races

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This publicity image released by NBC shows former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, left, talking with host Jay Leno during a taping of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," Friday, July 12, 2013, in Burbank, Calif. Spitzer, who resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, is now running for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/NBC, Paul Drinkwater

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Spitzer Shakes Up NYC Political Races

Call it the Spitzer factor: the former governor's decision to toss his hat into the New York City comptroller's race has shaken up the city's political scene. Andrew Siff reports.
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Eliot Spitzer says his wife 'has a career" and will not be accompanying him on the campaign trail for New York City comptroller.

Spitzer told the New York Post that people will judge him, "not who else is with me or not with me."

He made the remark at a campaign stop in the Bronx on Thursday. He was asked whether his wife, Silda, would appear at his side during the campaign.

The ex-governor added that he was the one running for office, "no other member of my family is running for office."

Silda Spitzer accompanied her husband at his notorious resignation speech, when he stepped down as governor after multiple reports serviced about his patronage of high-end escorts while in office. 

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