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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by the media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller on Monday, July 8, 2013, in New York. Mr. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 from the governorship amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with his bid for the comptroller's office. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by the media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller on Monday, July 8, 2013, in New York. Mr. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 from the governorship amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with his bid for the comptroller's office. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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