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N.Y. Rep. Maloney to marry longtime partner Florke

WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., said he will marry his partner, Randy Florke, becoming the second sitting member of Congress to wed a same-sex partner.
Eliot Spitzer, wife announce divorce on Christmas Eve

Eliot Spitzer, wife announce divorce on Christmas Eve

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his estranged wife, Silda, said in a statement Tuesday they are getting a divorce.

Spitzer spends more than $2.5M on comptroller campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer has spent more than $2.5 million on his campaign since he announced his candidacy on July 7, officials say.
'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis busted on drug charges

'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis busted on drug charges

NEW YORK, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The New York city controller candidate who says she provided prostitutes to former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has been accused of dealing prescription pills.
Eliot Spitzer declines to deny affair rumors

Eliot Spitzer declines to deny affair rumors

NEW YORK, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- New York City comptroller hopeful Eliot Spitzer, who resigned as state governor amid a prostitution scandal, declined to deny rumors of an extramarital affair.
Weiner defiant despite falling poll numbers

Weiner defiant despite falling poll numbers

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- It looks like former Rep. Anthony Weiner may have sexted himself right out of the race for New York City mayor, a polling director said.
Silda Spitzer to divorce husband, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer

Silda Spitzer to divorce husband, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer

NEW YORK, July 26 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, a candidate for New York City comptroller, shrugged off questions about rumors his wife will divorce him after the election.

Spitzer ad admits he 'hurt a lot of people' while governor

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- Eliot Spitzer admits to failings as New York governor in his campaign for New York City comptroller in an ad to begin airing this week.

Poll: Weiner leads mayoral candidates; Spitzer up in comptroller race

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- Ex-U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner led the Democratic primary for New York mayor while former Gov. Eliot Spitzer led the city comptroller race, a survey indicated.
Spitzer gets 27,000 signatures to get on NYC ballot

Spitzer gets 27,000 signatures to get on NYC ballot

NEW YORK, July 12 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he collected seven times the amount of signatures needed to get on the ballot for New York City comptroller.
Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says may run for NYC comptroller

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says may run for NYC comptroller

NEW YORK, July 8 (UPI) -- Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who resigned after admitting he solicited a high-price call girl, said he may run for New York City comptroller.

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Eliot Laurence Spitzer (born June 10, 1959) is an American lawyer, former Democratic Party politician, and political commentator. He is currently the co-host of In the Arena, a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on CNN. He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General.

Spitzer was born and raised in The Bronx, to real estate tycoon Bernard Spitzer. He attended Princeton University for undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School for his Juris Doctor. It was there that he met his future wife, Silda Wall. He went on to work for the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, and subsequently the Manhattan District Attorney's office to pursue organized crime. He launched the investigation that brought down the Gambino family's control over Manhattan's garment and trucking industries. In 1992, Spitzer left to work at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and, later, Constantine and Partners.

In the 1998 election, Spitzer defeated incumbent Republican Dennis Vacco by a slim margin to become New York State Attorney General. His campaign was financed by a controversial multi-million dollar loan from his father. As attorney general, Spitzer prosecuted cases relating to corporate white collar crime, securities fraud, internet fraud and environmental protection. He most notably pursued cases against computer chip price fixing, investment bank stock price inflation, predatory lending practices by mortgage lenders, fraud at American International Group, and the 2003 mutual fund scandal. He also sued Richard Grasso, the former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange over a compensation package perceived to be excessive.

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