Eliot Spitzer May Face Primary Challenger

Corporate crime-buster Eliot Spitzer may get a primary challenger for the 2006 New York Governor's race: Tom Suozzi, a Long Island politician.

Suozzi, the Nassau County executive, has the hugely influential backing of Home Depot founder Ken Langone, a Long Island billionaire who has tangled with Spitzer on Wall Street and has vowed to raise "as much money as I can" to help knock off the two-term attorney general.

...."I will leave no stone unturned to help Tom Suozzi wage a very successful and effective campaign," Langone told The Associated Press this week. He added that Suozzi has done a marvelous job as county executive and is "focused like I've never seen a politician in my life."

Suozzi this week filed papers with the State Elections Office to form a fundraising committee for the Governor's race.

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    Re: Eliot Spitzer May Face Primary Challenger (none / 0) (#1)
    by aw on Thu Jan 12, 2006 at 09:48:36 PM EST
    Bad timing on Suozzi's part, I think. Spitzer's in. Long Island is not New York. Especially this year.

    Re: Eliot Spitzer May Face Primary Challenger (none / 0) (#2)
    by KD on Fri Jan 13, 2006 at 10:40:43 AM EST
    This is Schumer's ploy. I believe that Steve Gilliard has the low down.