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  • Ex-madam, candidate pleads guilty to selling pills

    A madam-turned-candidate who faced off against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year pleaded guilty Friday in a prescription drug-dealing case unveiled in the middle of the campaign.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Political stars can sink in a blink

    Five years ago, then-up-and-coming Democrat Eliot Spitzer got caught patronizing prostitutes and resigned as the governor of New York. The salacious scandal made national news for weeks. The Emperors Club VIP prostitution service's former Client #9 spent a good portion of the interim doing daily penance leading up to his primary run last year for New York City comptroller, the second-most powerful position in the Big Apple. He lost anyway.

  • Breakup of NY ex-Gov. Spitzer, wife is uncontested

    A spokeswoman for former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his wife says the two have resolved all issues as they part ways after 26 years of marriage.

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STEAMROLLED: New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was joined by wife Silda at a press conference yesterday. He apologized to his family and the public but did not mention the high-priced prostitution ring that he is accused of using.

    Eliot Spitzer, Silda Wall file for divorce

    Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his wife of 26 years quietly filed for a contested divorce on Tuesday, the New York Daily News reported.

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Scandal-tainted Eliot Spitzer films campaign ad at N.Y. school, with 5-year-olds

    Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who resigned amid a scandal involving prostitutes, headed out to a Manhattan charter school on Tuesday to film his latest campaign ad for comptroller, filling the classroom and his film's background with students as young as age 5.

  • ** FILE ** Then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a news conference alongside his wife, Huma Abedin, at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    MILLER: Weiner, Spitzer, Filner sex scandals - So which party has a war on women?

    Democrats launched the "war on women," but they didn't first sweep their side of the battlefield for land mines. Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer and San Diego Mayor Bob Filner have dominated the headlines for their atrocious disrespect and sexual harassment of women. Yet the Democratic leadership is hiding in a foxhole.

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    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.

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (The Washington Times)

    Eliot Spitzer's wife, Silda, to divorce him after election: report

    Silda Spitzer, the wife of Eliot Spitzer — whose political career was tainted by a prostitution scandal but who now seeks a career comeback as New York City comptroller — is going to file for divorce as soon as the election ends, friends quietly tell The New York Post.

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (The Washington Times)

    Eliot Spitzer roped into Weiner scandal with query about prostitutes

    Eliot Spitzer's campaign officials can thank Anthony Weiner for the latest question by the Wall Street Journal pertaining to his own prostitution scandal from 2011: "Have you consorted with prostitutes since resigning as New York governor in 2008?"

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Eliot Spitzer: I'm actually a 'feminist'

    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.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Zimmerman case example of justice served

    Of all people to pass judgment on others, former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer would have been wise to remain silent and not vocalize his opinions on the George Zimmerman case ("Eliot Spitzer: Zimmerman verdict 'a failure of justice,'" Web, July 14). The credibility of his opinions went down the drain when he denigrated his own reputation and humiliated his family by frequenting a high-priced prostitute in the nation's capital.

  • ** FILE ** Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (The Washington Times)

    Eliot Spitzer: Zimmerman verdict 'a failure of justice'

    There are mixed opinions on whether justice truly was served in the George Zimmerman trial, and former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is among those who believe the jury got it wrong.

  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer walks to a cab after trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in Union Square in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Eliot Spitzer skips voting — after penning column, 'Why I Am Voting' for Obama

    Eliot Spitzer, the former governor of New York who stepped down from office in a scandal involving prostitution, secured the necessary number of signatures to make his comptroller run official, in a last-minute scurry that wrapped about 11 p.m. Thursday evening.

  • 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)

    Eliot Spitzer takes Dem lead in NYC comptroller race: poll

    Disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is making headway in his race to become New York City comptroller, with a new poll released Thursday showing he's beating his Democratic opponent.

  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer has a new gig on CNN. ASSOCIATED PRESS

    EDITORIAL: Restoring a reputation

    Eliot Spitzer just won't leave us alone. Five years after the Manhattan tabloids went into a frenzy when a call-girl ring identified the man who was the governor as "Client No. 9," he wants to get back into politics.

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  • FILE - In this March 12, 2008, file photo, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation amid a prostitution scandal as his wife Silda stands by at the governor’s office in New York.

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