NEW YORK (AP) — Eliot Spitzer and Democratic rival Scott Stringer are trading broadsides in their first debate in their campaign for New York City comptroller.
The scandal-scarred former New York governor and the current Manhattan borough president faced off Friday at WABC-TV.
Stringer said Spitzer "resigned in disgrace" amid a prostitution scandal and presided over "lots of failure" as governor because of his go-it-alone style.
Spitzer asked Stringer "what indelible mark" he's left on policy after 20 years as borough president and a state assemblyman. Spitzer says he "made a difference" in a shorter tenure.
The Democratic primary is Sept. 10. The winner can expect to face Republican and other candidates in November.
Created: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:14:53 EST
Updated: Fri, 09 Aug 2013 11:14:53 EST