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CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Unveiling the first policy proposals of his comeback campaign, New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer called Wednesday for sweeping reforms to the public housing system and delivered a sharp rebuke of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s suggestion of fingerprinting tenants.

Spitzer, the former governor who resigned in 2008 after admitting to paying for sex with prostitutes, urged more spending on housing repairs and criticized the city’s plan to lease public housing land to private developers.

“If there’s property that’s underutilized, use it, but use it for the folks who live here right now,” Spitzer said during a tour of  the Frederick Douglass Houses in Harlem. “Selling off parkland in the middle of housing to the highest bidder, that’s wrong.”

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Spitzer also said making sure money for public…

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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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