• Click to contribute to WMHT
  • Click to make/update a sustaining contribution to WMHT
  • Click to join the WMHT e-news mailing list

NYS Comptroller says he can work with Spitzer, if he has to

Posted by Karen DeWitt on

 

The State’s Comptroller says he thinks he can work with Eliot Spitzer should the former governor win the post of New York City Comptroller, even though Comptroller Tom DiNapoli is supporting Spitzer’s opponent in the contest.
 
DiNapoli says his endorsement of former Assemblyman and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer still “stands.”
 
“I can work with just about anybody,” DiNapoli said.
 
Though he qualified that assessment, saying he’ll have to see “how that plays out”.
 
Spitzer, when he was Governor, vehemently opposed DiNapoli’s ascension to State Comptroller. DiNapoli was chosen by the legislature in 2007 to replace Alan Hevesi, who resigned in disgrace.  DiNapoli says Spitzer’s charges at the time that DiNapoli was not qualified for the job were “unfair”. He says since then, he’s won election to the Comptroller’s post, and the voters have proven Spitzer wrong.

Click here to watch the complete interview and analysis.

How do you think Comptroller DiNapoli has done as comptroller?  Let us know by voting in this week's poll question.

Support Provided By
Image - thirteen_wnet_nynow_sponsor.jpg

In Partnership With

Times Union Partnership

Listen to Podcasts

PBS Newshour AdPBS Newshour AdPBS Newshour