Eliot Spitzer won't vote for Anthony Weiner

Holly Bailey
National Correspondent
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Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer is outfitted with a pocket square during a shopping trip in Harlem (Holly Bailey/Yahoo News)

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NEW YORK — Eliot Spitzer has repeatedly refused to answer questions about the sexting scandal that has enveloped Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign.

But in an interview Monday with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, the former governor, who was ousted from office after his own sex scandal, relented and said he would not support Weiner’s bid to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Asked whom he would support in the race for City Hall, Spitzer, who is running for city comptroller, was hesitant to answer.

“You’re not going to vote for Anthony Weiner, can you just say that?” Matthews asked Spitzer. “You don’t think he should be mayor of New York?”

“Fair point,” Spitzer responded. “That is correct.”

Spitzer resigned from the governor's office in 2008 after he confessed to cheating on his wife with prostitutes. Last month, he announced a surprise bid for comptroller — asking voters, as Weiner has, for a second chance in public service.