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The return of Eliot Spitzer

NEW YORK - APRIL 10: "EXCLUSIVE" Former New York Governor and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer works at the family firm started by his father Bernard Spitzer on 5th Avenue and goes about his business on the streets of New York on April 10, 2009 in New York. On March 10, 2008, The New York Times reported that Spitzer was a client of a prostitution ring under investigation by the federal government. Two days later, he announced his resignation as governor of New York, effective March 17, citing "private failings". (Photo by Charles Ommanney/Getty Images)

The return of Eliot Spitzer

Eliot Spitzer began his rise on the national political scene in 1998 when he was elected New York attorney general.  After a high profile crusade against Wall Street, Spitzer was elected governor in 2006 but was forced to resign 14 months later amid revelations  he had patronized a prostitution service. After stints as a journalist and talk show host, Spitzer is staging a political comeback this year with a run for New York state comptroller. Here's a look back.