Eliot Spitzer Comeback Bid Falls Short In Nyc Primary

09.11.13 | Bob Price

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer won the Democratic primary for comptroller Tuesday night, ending disgraced ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer's surprise bid to reclaim his political career. Stringer had a 52-percent-to-48-percent lead over Spitzer in incomplete and unofficial returns, with 92 percent of precincts reporting. Spitzer conceded a race he had upended by jumping into it just two months ago.  The former Governor stepped down after being identified as a client of an escort service that was under federal investigation. The married Spitzer was never criminally charged but later acknowledged he'd paid for sex.