Stringer Releases New Web Ad in Comptroller Race’s Closing Stretch

A scene from the ad.
A scene from the ad.

With just a week to go until Election Day, comptroller candidate Scott Stringer is out with a new web ad reminding voters that there are other races on the ballot too.

The new spot, titled “Our Journey,” features excerpts from Mr. Stringer’s primary night speech, when the Manhattan borough president declared victory against the far better known ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer in order to become the Democratic nominee.

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Eliot Spitzer Spending Big Money on GOTV Efforts

Eliot Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer collecting petitions signatures the day after he launched his bid. (Photo: Getty)

As it begins, so it ends.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer has shelled out hundreds of thousands of dollars on sophisticated Obama campaign-style micro-targeting and get-out-the-vote efforts, hiring a small army of staffers instead of exclusively relying on volunteers, to boost turnout in tomorrow’s polls.

According to city Campaign Finance Board records, Mr. Spitzer has spent just over $300,000 on get-out-the-vote efforts over the past five days. Continue reading “Eliot Spitzer Spending Big Money on GOTV Efforts”

Comptroller Candidates Launch Attack Ads to Close Heated Race

A scene from Scott Stringer's new ad.
A scene from Scott Stringer’s new ad.

In the clearest sign yet that the race to become the next city’s comptroller is neck-and-neck, the two candidate launched attack ads tearing into each other today.

They were tough.

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer took direct aim at the prostitution scandal that felled ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s political career five years ago.

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Eliot Spitzer Says He Did ‘Great Things’ With Vito Lopez

Vito Lopez. (Art by Brian Taylor)
Vito Lopez. (Art by Brian Taylor)

After being forced to resigned after a lurid sexual harassment scandal that tarnished powerful Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver, now-City Council candidate Vito Lopez has become the leper of the Democratic establishment, shunned by formerly loyal supporters and castigated in the harshest terms.

But ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who is locked in an increasingly negative race for comptroller, stands out as the rare candidate willing to offer a few kind words.

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Eliot Spitzer Courts Women With Latest Ad

Eliot Spitzer's latest ad.
Eliot Spitzer’s latest ad.

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who has suddenly found himself locked in a neck-and-neck battle in the city comptroller’s race, is pushing back against rival Scott Stringer when it comes to women.

Less than two hours after the release of the latest polls showing his once-commanding lead had vanished, Mr Spitzer unveiled a new 30-second spot meant to highlight his “long record of standing up for women’s health and economic security,” according to the campaign.

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A Confident Spitzer Looks for Jewish Votes to Win ‘Bucking Bronco’ Race

Spitzer taking heat from the audience.
Eliot Spitzer taking questions from the audience.

On the same day that a leading mayoral candidate hit the campaign trail for the Orthodox Jewish vote at a pizzeria in the Boro Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer took his own front-running comptroller campaign to Basil, a kosher pizza restaurant in Crown Heights.

Sporting a yarmulke and a particularly festive tie, Mr. Spitzer deftly juggled social niceties with hardball policy issue talk, all the while expressing confidence in his chances of winning the Democratic primary–just two weeks away.

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