So here’s one explanation of the fact that embattled governor Eliot Spitzer hasn’t been campaigning for any of his fellow Democrats on this election day.
Edna Ishayik, the executive director of the state Democratic Party, told me moment ago, “The governor is governing today and has been on the stump for the last six weeks for candidates across the state. Even in smaller counties where people wouldn’t bother going, he’s taken the time to support those candidates.”
According to Ishayik, Spitzer spent last Thursday campaigning in Rockland and Sullivan Counties. He attended a fund-raiser for Nassau County legislative candidates. And last month, he did a two-day swing through Erie, Onondaga, Broome, Cayuga, Monroe and other upstate counties.
“Unfortunately, his schedule necessitates that he be in the office," she said. "He clearly needed to be on the government side today. I’m sure if he could have taken the time off, he would have.”