Comptroller candidates Spitzer, Stringer square off in debate

Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York, and Scott Stringer, Manhattan's borough president, engaged in verbal battle as a part of their campaigns for the post of New York City's comptroller. Spitzer said his candidacy is "about my record as an independent voice for the public" and not a bid for redemption following his involvement in a prostitution scandal. Stringer called attention to Spitzer's scandal. "My opponent still doesn't get it," Stringer said. "He didn't take responsibility. He evaded it."

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