I love you NYC. You are having quite an interesting election year. I've pulled my support from Weiner's campaign for a mixture of both his positions on some issues as well as the latest news that's been popping up. However, I am happy Eliot Spitzer is back and will continue to support his campaign. I honestly don't care that much about his past and personally I think prostitution should be legalized plus despite his flaws, God knows we need politicians who are tough on Wall Street now more than ever. By the way, Spitzer is working to win over the Latino vote:The Wall Street madam running against Eliot Spitzer for New York City comptroller was arrested on suspicion of selling drugs -- probably a negative for her campaign.
Kristin Davis, a busty platinum blond who ran a high-end prostitution business, was arrested on charges of selling prescription drugs, including oxycodone, the active ingredient in OxyContin and Percocet.
David “sold hundreds of prescription pills containing amphetamine, alprazolam, zolpidem, and carisoprodol to a person she knew from prior purchases and sales to be a drug dealer,” according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Manhattan. “Unbeknownst to Davis, the person was a cooperating witness … with the FBI and equipped with a recording device.”
Davis, 38, was charged with four counts of of distributing and possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance, according to the government. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison.
Davis was featured in “Inside Job,” a 2010 documentary excoriating Wall Street for its role in causing the 2008 global financial crisis. Davis alleged that many of her best customers hailed from Wall Street. - LA Times, 8/6/13
You can watch the ad here:The former governor and attorney general goes up with his first Spanish-language TV spot of the controller's race today, appealing to an increasingly powerful voting group with Wall Street war stories.
“He fought like a warrior to give exploited undocumented [immigrants] a real opportunity. He fought for the victims of Wall Street. And he fought to give historic funding to our schools. And that whole time, he fought alone," says the narrator.
Spitzer is spending his own money in a primary fight against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, who has heavy Democratic institutional support.
The new ad is a nod to the play Spitzer's making for Latinos, a group which polls say views him in a positive light as he tries to come back from a career-derailing prostitution scandal. - New York Daily News, 8/6/13
Spitzer has been doing well in the polls and I hope he not only wins his primary but also the general election. By the way, if you have any questions for Spitzer, you might win a chance to have them answered:
Be sure to go to the Policy Mic link above to submit your question in the comments section.NYC comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer is taking your questions and has agreed to respond to the top three most Mic’d questions/comments in the discussion section below.
For background on what’s at stake in the race and more information about Spitzer’s opponent Scott Stringer, read PolicyMic’s pocket guide to the NYC Comptroller Election 2013. Then, pose your question/comment to Spitzer below by Wednesday 8/7 at 12:00 p.m. - Policy Mic, 8/6/13