Five years since personal indiscretions seemingly ended his political career, Eliot Spitzer is back pursuing public office.
The 54-year-old Democrat has recently announced a run for New York City Comptroller, and having easily acquired enough signatures to legitimatize his candidacy, on Wednesday the former governor – and CNN personality – joined Piers Morgan for a face to face interview.
Referencing another embattled politican who's simultaneously pursuing a return to political work, the "Piers Morgan Live" host went seeking parallels:
"You and Anthony Weiner are both ahead in the polls in your relative races. What does that tell you abut the American public's power of forgiveness," he asked Spitzer.
"I would say this about the American public: it is a forgiving public. And that is an affirmative quality in us as a people," the guest explained, before quantify the concept.
"It doesn't mean that forgiveness will be extended to me, that is an open question. This is a tough race."
Referencing speculation surrounding his family life, and the role his marriage may play in the election, Spitzer shared few details:
"I'll say only this: yes, the family is behind it, and I would not have done this without the family being behind it," he revealed. "I hope the public will give me a second chance."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with the former governor, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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