Suozzi and the Spitzer Trust

Tom Suozzi is going to open this week’s offensive with a press conference on the theme of Eliot Spitzer and his family money.

In particular, he’ll be releasing a “formal ethics opinion” on Spitzer’s service on the board of his family’s charitable trust.

It does raise the interesting question about who gets to regulates the state official in charge of regulating charities.

As a political issue, though, it would be surprising if Spitzer’s family money proves to be any more resonant now than it was in 1998, the year his opponents accused him of buying the primary by showering dollars on Clarence Norman and other party officials in exchange for support.

— Josh Benson

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