Cuomo Taunts Bloomberg Ahead of Rafting Battle

cuomo boat Cuomo Taunts Bloomberg Ahead of Rafting Battle
Gov. Cuomo, come Monday.

It’s on.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg are set to face each other in an historic white water rafting challenge in the Adirondacks on Monday–and Mr. Cuomo is already eying victory.

“Well, winning isn’t everything. But it’s very nice, Curtis,” Mr. Cuomo said wryly during an interview on the The Capitol Pressroom when asked by fill-in host Curtis Schick how important it was for him to beat the mayor.

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Eliot Spitzer Collects 27,000 Petition Signatures for Comptroller’s Race

Eliot Spitzer gleefully displays a page of his petition signatures.
Eliot Spitzer gleefully displays signatures.

Disgraced former Gov. Eliot Spitzer managed to collect a whopping 27,000 petition signatures in the four days since he announced his last-minute, comeback bid for city comptroller.

A beaming Mr. Spitzer, joined by staffers, arrived at the Board of Elections headquarters in Lower Manhattan shortly after 10:30 p.m. carting four large boxes of signed petitions–which he gleefully displayed to the throngs of waiting press.

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Lawyers Predict Lawsuits Loom in Spitzer’s Future

Eliot Spitzer soliciting petitions in Union Square.
Eliot Spitzer soliciting petitions in Union Square.

Eliot Spitzer has been scrambling to collect the 3,750 valid signatures the city says he needs to make it on the ballot to run for comptroller. But could he actually need to collect double that?

According to several top election lawyers, Mr. Spitzer and other citywide candidates should, in fact, be aiming to collect 7,500 petition ballots–not just to provide a cushion to protect from faulty entries–but because that’s the minimum number required by a conflicting state law.

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