Spitzer to join Weiner in making a come back
The New York Times is reporting that former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer is reentering the political arena with a run for the office of New York City Comptroller. Spitzer resigned the governorship five years ago amid a prostitution scandal involving Ashley Dupree of Monmouth County.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who was forced to resign after tweeting nude and nearly nude pictures of himself to young women, and lying about it, is also making a political comeback. Weiner is running in the New York City Democratic Primary for Mayor.
Spitzer and Weiner are hoping that New York voters are as forgiving as South Carolina voters when it comes to personal indiscretions. Former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford’s political career appeared to be over in 2011 after he left his state to be with his Argentinian mistress. Sanford was elected to Congress in May.
Jim McGreevey has to be tempted.
Posted: July 7th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics | Tags: Anthony Weiner, Ashley DuPree, Eliot Spitzer, Jim McGreevey, Mark Sanford, New York, New York Times | 5 Comments »
ASBURY PARK, NJ – JANUARY 12: NFL player, Christian Peter and WCW World Heaveyweight wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page attends the 2012 Light of Day New Jersey Rock N’ Bowl A Thon at Asbury Lanes on January 12, 2012 in Asbury Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)
Former NFL player, admitted alcoholic and convicted sex offender Christian Peter is a member of the host committee for a Governor Christie fundraiser/cocktail party scheduled for April 30th in Middletown.
Political fundraising host committees typically don’t meet. Members names are included on invitations in order to encourage others to attend and contribute to the event and as an acknowledgement of the level of funds the member has agreed to contribute or raise. The invitation to the April 30th event at the DiPiero residence on Navesink River Road can be viewed here.
The committee, chaired by Senator Joe and Susan Kyrillos, is a who’s who of investment banking, medicine, commerce, philanthropy, politics and government in Monmouth County and beyond. Peter’s name sticks out like item from a which item does not belong test.
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Posted: April 5th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics, Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos | Tags: Ashley DuPree, Chris Christie, Christian Peter, Joe Kyrillos, Mike DuHaime, Nebraska Cornhuskers, NFL, Politicak fundraising, sexual assault, Violence Against Women | 13 Comments »