New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announces he will run for governor
ALBANY, N.Y. New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is seeking a promotion.The prosecutor says he's running for governor in 2006.
The Democrat has gained a high profile, playing hard-ball with white-collar criminals. In his two terms, he's mounted investigations of Wall Street investment houses, mutual fund managers and, recently, the insurance industry.
Spitzer tells The Associated Press that New York "is at a point of crisis." He says the state is "bleeding jobs."
Republican Governor George Pataki hasn't said yet if he will seek a fourth four-year term. The state G-O-P chairman said last week that he expected Pataki to run for re-election in 2006.
A statewide poll released last week by Zogby International found 44 percent of likely voters back Spitzer, while 41 percent support Pataki.
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