Eliot Spitzer

Biggest Sigh Of Relief Story: Weiner, Spitzer And Jewish Pride

12/31/2013

For centuries, Jews took pride in scholars and the saintly. When allowed to be financiers, we took pride in the Rothschilds and Montifiores, who supported Jewish causes. But pride in the 20th century underwent runaway inflation, with a cheapening of the currency.

New York magazine's Weiner-Spitzer composite was a monstrous, but somehow fitting, image for their candidacies.

Outspent Stringer Beats Spitzer In Comptroller Race

Political comeback denied for ex-governor.

09/11/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Longtime West Side politician Scott Stringer is all but certain to be the next comptroller of New York City following his come-from-behind victory in Tuesday's primary over Eliot Spitzer, the former governor and attorney general.

Eliot Spitzer, top, failed to convince Democrats he's better qualified for comptroller than Scott Stringer. Adam Dickter

In Comptroller Race, A Nasty Personality Clash

With no real issues in the race, Stringer and Spitzer focus on trashing each other.

08/30/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

One promises “no drama” if he is elected, noting that “I have not embarrassed my constituents,” while embracing the role of “policy wonk.”

Eliot Spitzer, top, and Scott Stringer aren't far apart on issues, but disagree on each other's fitness for office. Adam Dickter

The Shanda Factor

Jewish sex scandals are different because pols are less likely to be hypocrites.

07/29/2013
JTA

The guy with the socks up. The guy with the pants down. The guy with the headlocks. The guy who tweets and deletes.

Hall of Shame: Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego's Bob Filner.

Quinn Addresses Orthodox Union

Candidate open to public security funds for non-public schools, but not vouchers or tax credits.

07/10/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

UPDATE INCLUDES STATEMENT FROM QUINN CAMPAIGN REGARDING STATUS OF WEST BANK

Despite her father being hospitalized and awaiting knee surgery, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn kept her commitment to attend a candidate forum with board members of the Orthodox Union at its Lower Manhattan headquarters Wednesday afternoon.

Christine Quinn discusses her education policies with Orthodox Union leaders. Adam Dickter

Summer Of Supplication

Two scandal-plagued Jewish pols seek forgiveness in a primary that falls during the Days of Awe.

07/10/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

New York’s primary election this year falls on Sept. 10, almost exactly between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, a period known as Aseret Ymai Tshuva, or the Ten Days of Repentance.

For Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, the political and spiritual calendars are in rare harmony. Michael Datikash

Spitzer Seeks Comeback

Taking a page from Anthony Weiner's playbook, ex-governor launches comptroller bid for return to politics, post-scandal.

07/08/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Saying his skin is as “thick as a rhinoceros,” former governor and attorney general Eliot Spitzer is taking a page from Anthony Weiner's book and seeking a post-scandal return to politics, but after a substantially longer absence from elected office.

Eliot Spitzer asks the public for a second chance in bid for city comptroller. Michael Datikash

Public Presence, Private Repentance

A guarded Eliot Spitzer says he’s keeping busy, happily married and looking ahead, but atonement is personal.

10/04/2011
Assistant Managing Editor

Three years after he left public office in a scandal, Eliot Spitzer says he is closer than ever with his family and doesn’t spend much time thinking about the past, preferring to take pride in his accomplishments.

“I’m thrilled at what I was able to do in the public arena, and the public will evaluate it as it wishes to in the context of what the nation has gone through,” he said in an interview.

Spitzer: Mistakes, he’s made a few. michael datikash
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