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Spitzer Rejoins Political Arena

Spitzer Rejoins Political Arena


ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he will transform the New York City comptroller's office much as he did the state attorney general's office into a force that takes on corporations as well as government spending.

Spitzer tells The Associated Press that he and his family made a difficult decision to return to politics after one of the greatest falls from public office ever seen. The Democrat resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

On Monday, Spitzer says he knows "politics is a contact sport, and I made it harder."

Spitzer says he has no political aspirations beyond city comptroller and that winning this race will be "tough enough."

Spitzer plans to meet voters Monday in Manhattan while launching his comeback attempt.