Spitzer On Return To Politics: ‘You Need Skin As Thick As A Rhinoceros’

Source: Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News

Eliot Spitzer, the former New York governor who resigned in 2008 following a prostitution scandal, says he made the decision to re-enter politics over the Fourth of July weekend, and that he knows his run for New York City comptroller—announced Sunday night—will reopen tabloid-torn wounds.

“You need skin as thick as a rhinoceros,” Spitzer said in an interview on “CBS This Morning” on Monday. “Politics is a contact sport—it takes a toll.”

“It was a difficult decision,” Spitzer continued. “It reopens all of these issues.”

The 54-year-old dismissed reports that he had recently separated from his wife, Silda Wall Spitzer. “Not true,” Spitzer said.

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