Eliot Spitzer: I’m actually a ‘feminist’

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New York comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer — who resigned his governor post in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal — says he’s really a feminist at heart, and has a long track record of supporting and promoting women’s rights.

On an episode of “All In” on Tuesday night, the Democrat called himself a “feminist,” and said his record proved he “was one of devout dedication to women’s rights.”

National Review Online also reported that Mr. Spitzer claimed he’s been a steady defender of women “on the issues of choice, on the issues of equal pay, on the issues of anti-discrimination.”

And when a woman raised the point of his past discretions that toppled his political career, Mr. Spitzer said: “It hurts” that women aren’t fully on board with his current campaign, and he only hopes voters will “look at the totality” of his record before casting their ballots, NRO reported.

He cited his signature to a state anti-human trafficking measure as proof of his regard for equal rights, NRO said.

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