Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer Apparently Now Best Buds

(Screenshot: CBS new York)
Scott Stringer and Eliot Spitzer. (Screenshot: CBS new York)

Comptroller rivals Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer, who have been hurling insults and waging one of the nastiest battles of the election season, today claimed in a televised CBS debate that they’re actually pretty good friends.

Asked by co-moderator Rich Lamb to say something nice about one another, the opponents kicked off a veritable lovefest after weeks of hits.

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The Stringer Family Hits the Comptroller Campaign Trail

Ms. Buxbaum and baby.
Elyse Buxbaum and Miles.

It was time for Scott Stringer’s wife and baby to shine.

Elyse Buxbaum–a.k.a. Mrs. Stringer–officially hit the trail for the first time this morning on behalf of her husband’s city comptroller campaign, with the pair’s 11-week-old son, Miles, in tow. Accompanied by public advocate hopeful Reshma Saujani, Ms. Buxbaum visited two senior living centers in Queens, showing off her bundle of joy to the elderly residents milling about before lunch.

“This is his wife,” Stringer spokeswoman Audrey Gelman said to a resident who was familiar with the borough president. “Do you like babies?”

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