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NYDN to Spitzer: You’re not getting our endorsement

posted at 10:16 am on August 18, 2013 by

Actually, that’s how a Midwestern paper would have put it. In New York City, the newspapers are a little more … blunt.

Will this make a difference? Spitzer has a commanding lead with a month left to go against a relative unknown in the primary:

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, propelled by strong support in the black community, leads Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer 56% to 37% among likely Democratic primary voters in the race for city comptroller, a poll released Wednesday showed.

According to the survey from the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, Mr. Spitzer leads Mr. Stringer among black voters (68% to 21%), among men (58% to 37%) and among women (54% to 36%). Mr. Stringer is leading among white voters, 53% to 43%. …

Supporters of both candidates say their backing is firm – 68% of Mr. Spitzer’s voters and 74% of Mr. Stringer’s voters say they will definitely vote for their candidate on Election Day, according to the poll.

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Good for them. There are times when the truth should be blurted out as bluntly and honestly as possible. He belongs in jail, not in control of NYC’s money.

DrAllecon on August 18, 2013 at 10:50 AM

On the other hand, it’s the Daily News, which employs Mike Lupica, so it’s not exactly a good newspaper.

rbj on August 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Spitzer doesn’t want your trust. He wants your money and while I don’t know the system differences between NYs and NYC, I suspect that includes being in on your pension roll, too.

Dusty on August 18, 2013 at 12:02 PM

On the other hand, it’s the Daily News, which employs Mike Lupica, so it’s not exactly a good newspaper.

rbj on August 18, 2013 at 11:27 AM

The liberals at the News have spent the past 15 years defending Democrats’ bad behavior and now are shocked that the voters are discounting that same bad behavior and giving Spitzer the lead due to name recognition, and the idea that it would be fun to have a comptroller in place who may be good for some wacky headlines.

The only mitigating circumstance here is Spitzer is such a publicity hog he will make life miserable for whoever gets elected mayor. That’s not going to be Anthony Weiner, but if it’s current poll leader Bill de Blasio — who’s actually to the left of Weiner or former frontrunner Christine Quinn — the dysfunction at City Hall as New York slips back to the Dinkins years will give New York voters their wacky headlines, amid the stories of rising crime rates and budget deficits.

jon1979 on August 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM

Wow. That’s impressive. On top of all that (as if it weren’t enough) I would add that from what I’ve read, the guy is an arrogant jacka$$.

scalleywag on August 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

That headline will probably just make him hornier.

Seth Halpern on August 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM

NYDN to Spitzer: You’re not getting our endorsement

…but, that Weiner guy, he’s got spunk.

Fallon on August 19, 2013 at 11:17 AM