Disgraced former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer says he has the green light to make his official return to state politics.
Spitzer says he’s got seven times the nearly four-thousand petition signatures required to officially run for office of New York City Comptroller.
It’s been more than five years since Spitzer’s career was derailed when he resigned in the middle of a prostitution scandal.
“This is a demonstration of popular support for a candidacy,” Spitzer said Thursday.
Meanwhile, the chair of the New York State Republican Party says there’s no way Spitzer is qualified to re-enter the political arena.
GOP party chair Ed Cox said Thursday that the former governor is “uniquely unqualified” to make a run for the office of New York City Comptroller.