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Spitzer Submits 27,000 Signatures

Well, looks like Eliot Spitzer managed to get the 3,750 signatures needed to get on the ballot—and then some. The disgraced former governor, who only announced his candidacy for comptroller on Sunday, had until midnight tonight to file the signatures. Before his place on the ballot is assured, the names will be validated by the city's board of elections. His opponent, Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer, who had been frontrunner before Spitzer's entry into the race, submitted 100,000 signatures. Spitzer reportedly paid $800 a day to campaign workers who collected signatures on his behalf this week.