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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Lis Smith
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.
"Gov. O'Malley didn't pursue these policies because they were easy or popular, and he certainly didn't pursue them to get national chatter," Ms. Smith said. "He pursued them because they were the right thing to do."
Lis Smith, an O'Malley spokeswoman, said the governor has "never shied away from taking on the big issues of our time."