Eliot Spitzer has denied using prostitutes after his 2008 resignation as Governor of New York, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Spitzer, who is now running to be New York’s next comptroller, said he had “absolutely not” used prostitutes since his political downfall.
“And we’re done answering those questions,” he added.
Spitzer was asked the question one day after Anthony Weiner admitted that he continued sexting women after he resigned from Congress.
Spitzer, whose tough stance on banks earned him the nickname “The Sheriff of Wall Street,” has repeatedly apologized for the prostitution scandal which led to his resignation in 2008.
In a campaign ad aired on Wednesday, Spitzer said he “failed, big time” but pleaded voters for “a fair shot.”
Spitzer was known as Client 9 when he used the high-end escort service Emperor’s Club VIP. The then-22-year-old woman at the center of the scandal, Ashley Dupre, an aspiring pop singer, later posed for Playboy.
Some are arguing Anthony Weiner’s latest scandal could harm Spitzer’s campaign chances, serving as a painful reminder of Spitzer’s past misdeeds.
“Whether or not they like it, they’re a ticket,” Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics, told the New York Daily News. “[I can] see New Yorkers saying, ‘Enough. Enough!’ It’s just too much.”