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Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer plans NYC comptroller run

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In this file photo of March 12, 2008, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation amidst a prostitution scandal as wife Silda looks on in his offices in New York City. In this file photo of March 12, 2008, New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer announces his resignation amidst a prostitution scandal as wife Silda looks on in his offices in New York City.

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer says he will transform the New York City comptroller's office much as he did the state attorney general's office into a force that takes on corporations as well as government spending.

Spitzer tells The Associated Press that he and his family made a difficult decision to return to politics after one of the greatest falls from public office ever seen. The Democrat resigned as governor in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal.

On Monday, Spitzer says he knows "politics is a contact sport, and I made it harder."

Spitzer says he has no political aspirations beyond city comptroller and that winning this race will be "tough enough."

Spitzer plans to meet voters Monday in Manhattan while launching his comeback attempt.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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