New York (WALK) - An embarrassing prostitution scandal might be enough to force most people out of politics for good, but not Eliot Spitzer.
The former governor of New York, who resigned in disgrace five years ago, has announced that he is running for office again. Spitzer (pictured above) is throwing his hat into the ring for the position of New York City controller. He made the announcement in a tweet on Sunday night.
Spitzer, 54, is creating a committee that willl begin circulating nominating petitions today. He is reuired to collect 3,750 signatures to get on the Democratic ballot, before a deadline this Thursday. He hopes to replace John Liu, who is running for mayor.
Spitzer was elected governor after a successful run as state attorney general, but resigned in 2008, less than 15 months into his term. His short stint as governor was marked by repeated clashes with the state legislature over the budget, abortion and other hot-button issues.