Spitzer, Stringer Get Personal At Comptroller Candidates’ Debate

Posted: August 12, 2013 in Local Politics, New York City
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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City comptroller candidates Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer traded heated barbs Monday night in their second debate.

In the forum at the CUNY Graduate Center, Manhattan Borough President Stringer went on attack against the former governor, accusing him of being unethical and suggesting he was involved in unlawful activity when he resigned as governor.

“You had to leave, and I’ll tell you why you had to leave. Because you left because you were under federal investigation, because you laundered money. And that’s the truth,” Stringer said. “And the reason you laundered money was because you were trying to manipulate the banking laws so people wouldn’t uncover your activity.”

He also accused Spitzer of trying to win the election with money.

“The reality is that your campaign is about coming in and trying to buy an election, and that’s not what’s going to happen in…

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