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Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Laurence Spitzer is an American lawyer, former politician of the Democratic Party and currently a political commentator. He is currently the co-host of In the Arena (previously Parker Spitzer), a talk-show and punditry forum broadcast on the CNN cable network (U.S.). He served as the 54th Governor of New York from January 2007 until his resignation on March 17, 2008 in the wake of the exposure of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring. Prior to being elected governor, Spitzer served as New York State Attorney General.
Spitzer was born and raised in The Bronx, to real estate tycoon Bernard Spitzer. He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate studies and then Harvard Law School for his Juris Doctor. It was there that he met his future wife, Silda Wall. After earning his Juris Doctor degree, Spitzer joined the law firm of ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Hochul's low profile earns jabs from left and right
2014-07-08
Eliot Spitzer's proposal to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. She was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in 2012 during her unsuccessful congressional re-election campaign. In contrast, Cuomo has made a gun-control law he ...
(Newsday)
  1. Zephyr Teachout: Corruption Crusader

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Wu: Are you with me, Kathy Hochul?
2014-07-08
Eliot Spitzer's plan to provide undocumented immigrants with drivers licenses. Wu also points to her “A” rating from the National Rifle Association when she was running for re-election to Congress. “Kathy Hochul is as pro-gun as you can get,” says Wu, ...
(Albany Times Union (blog))

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    Where in New York State is Kathy Hochul?
    2014-07-07
    As more fodder for left-leaning Democrats, Hochul in 2007 was a regular critic of then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer's proposal to let illegal immigrants get driver's licenses. She told The Buffalo News that year that Spitzer's plan “gives them cover.” She had ...
    (Buffalo News)
    1. NYGov – Cuomo Calls Report Of Ordering Running Mate Hochul to Stay Out of ...
    2. Is Kathy Hochul Being Muzzled?

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    New York AG Schneiderman finally flexes muscles against Wall Street
    2014-06-27
    A former state senator and corporate lawyer, Schneiderman is following a well worn path for New York attorney generals - taking on Wall Street and potentially winning political capital - and could end up, like Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo before him ...
    (WKZO)

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      State attorney general candidate John Cahill: AG's record on crime 'is soft'
      2014-06-27
      Attorney General Schneiderman does not support shoot to wound and he never has supported it.” While Paterson withdrew the bill under pressure from his then-running mate, Eliot Spitzer, the bill was reintroduced in 2010 in the Assembly. Comments; Print ...
      (The Saratogian)

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        State attorney general candidate John Cahill makes campaign stop in Troy ...
        2014-06-27
        Attorney General Schneiderman does not support shoot to wound and he never has supported it.” While Paterson withdrew the bill under pressure from his then-running mate, Eliot Spitzer, the bill was reintroduced in 2010 in the Assembly. Comments; Print ...
        (Troy Record)

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          NY attorney general sues Barclays over dark pool
          2014-06-26
          Schneiderman's action is reminiscent of cases brought by Eliot Spitzer, Cipperman said. As New York attorney general from 1999 to 2006, Spitzer invoked state laws to prosecute abuses in industries that other regulators may have missed. "I was at SEI ...
          (Los Angeles Times)

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            Spitzer must face Hank Greenberg suit claiming defamation
            2014-06-25
            (Bloomberg) -- Former American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Maurice Greenberg defeated a bid by Eliot Spitzer to throw out a lawsuit in which he was accused of making defamatory statements in a campaign to damage Mr. Greenberg's ...
            (Crain's New York Business)
            1. Spitzer Can't Dodge Greenberg's Defamation Suit
            2. Eliot Spitzer faces defamation charges over comments about AIG chairman
            3. Ex-Gov Spitzer Must Face Ex-AIG CEO in Defamation Suit

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            Ex-NY Governor Spitzer Must Face Greenberg Defamation Suit
            2014-06-25
            Former American International Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Maurice Greenberg sued Eliot Spitzer in New York State Supreme Court in Putnam County last year seeking unspecified damages for statements the ex-New York governor made to media ...
            (Businessweek)

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