Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer: Here’s why you should vote for me, not Eliot Spitzer

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(PIX11) — Until five weeks ago, Scott Stringer was unopposed and the odds on favorite to become the city’s next controller—the third highest office in city government.

The shocker came on July 8 when disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer announced he was looking to make a political comeback and he too wants to be the city’s top money man.

It’s been a tough battle, with polls showing Spitzer leading Stringer by double digits, despite the prostitution scandal that drove him from office.

Spitzer was the guest on News Closeup last week.

This week, Marvin Scott welcomes Manhattan Borough president—the Democratic candidate for comptroller —  Scott Stringer.

Watch the first segment of News Closeup here, and tune in for the entire episode Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on PIX11.