Ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer insists he’s not diving back into the political arena just yet, contrary to a New York Post report earlier this evening.
“Eliot is not contemplating a run for office. His conversation at lunch had nothing to do with politics. He’s focused on the family real estate business,” Mr. Spitzer’s spokeswoman, Lisa Linden, told Politicker in a statement.
According to the report, Mr. Spitzer was overheard discussing his political future while having lunch Tuesday at The Prime Grill in Midtown. He allegedly told his dining companion that his run for city comptroller this year “will make it easier for him to run for another office in the near future,” in the words of Page Six.
The Post further suggested that Mr. Spitzer, who is also a former attorney general, could be eying a return to that job–even though Eric Schneiderman currently holds the position–or the state comptroller’s office, held by incumbent Tom DiNapoli.
But the word from team Spitzer, at least, is that Mr. Spitzer is happy in private life after Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer edged him out in September’s highly-charged Democratic primary for city comptroller.