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Eliot Spitzer on Anthony Weiner: I wouldn’t vote for him

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who left his office in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, said on Monday that even he wouldn't vote for sexting scandal-plagued Anthony Weiner, who's trying to mount a political comeback to the mayor's office.

Mr. Spitzer further added that others shouldn't vote for Mr. Weiner, either.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews raised the issue, asking Mr. Spitzer on his Monday broadcast: "You're not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that now? You don't think he should be mayor of New York?"

Mr. Spitzer's response: "Fair point. That is correct."

Mr. Matthews then said, CNN reported: "He should not be mayor of New York then?"

And Mr. Spitzer again replied, "That is correct."

CNN reported that Mr. Spitzer — who's running for New York City comptroller — also made clear that public employees caught sexting on public equipment, or during work hours, should be fired. And for that, his Democratic opponent labeled him a hypocrite.

"It's clear that Eliot Spitzer thinks there are two standards — one for him and one for everybody else. His comments are the height of hypocrisy," said the campaign of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who's seeking the comptroller position, CNN reported.

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