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Eliot Spitzer running for comptroller

NEW YORK — Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer jumped back into the world of politics Monday with his decision to run for the New York City comptroller’s office, years after he was caught in a prostitution scandal that culminated in one of politics’ steepest falls from power.

His first public campaign appearance turned into a chaotic scrum of scores of journalists outside a Manhattan subway station, with a heckler and some Spitzer supporters trading shouts as the candidate spoke about his record in office.

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