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July 17, 2013


Spitzer's Wife Stays Offstage

When he announced his unlikely return to political life, Eliot Spitzer "said the approval of his wife, a stalwart presence in his previous campaigns, was essential before he chose to pursue a potentially career-salvaging run for New York City comptroller," the New York Times reports.

"But so far Ms. Wall Spitzer has been all but invisible, issuing no statement of support and not once appearing at her husband's side... Mr. Spitzer's attempted comeback has coincided with a difficult time for his marriage -- the couple are currently living in separate apartments 18 blocks apart. Five years after Mr. Spitzer resigned as governor amid a prostitution scandal, friends say Ms. Wall Spitzer is deeply conflicted about her husband's candidacy, offering assent but privately preferring he had not chosen to run."














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