Best Video

WATCH: Eliot Spitzer admits, 'I failed — big time'

A mea culpa from the comeback-seeking politician

Spitzer

Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D) has a simple message for New Yorkers: I screwed up.

Spitzer, who is seeking political redemption with a bid to become New York City's next comptroller, asks voters in a new campaign ad to forgive his past misdeeds and give him a second chance.

"Look, I failed," Spitzer says. "Big time. I hurt a lot of people."

"When you dig yourself a hole, you can either lie in it for the rest of your life, or you can do something positive," he adds.

Spitzer, who left office in 2008 following revelations that he had frequented prostitutes, also plays up his time as the state's crusading attorney general to explain why he would make a good comptroller.

Still unsure what the heck a comptroller even does? Check out our explainer here.

Recommended

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden
Ebrahim Raisi.
all eyes on iran

Iran's president-elect says he won't meet with Biden

Dick Durbin doesn't know what Joe Manchin will do
Durbin and Manchin.
Who's to say

Dick Durbin doesn't know what Joe Manchin will do

Schumer makes major caveat ahead of Senate voting rights vote
Chuck Schumer.
are you listening, joe?

Schumer makes major caveat ahead of Senate voting rights vote

Susan Collins: 'Growing optimism' about bipartisan infrastructure deal
Susan Collins.
getting there

Susan Collins: 'Growing optimism' about bipartisan infrastructure deal

Most Popular

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now

Georgia election workers reportedly received a 'torrent' of threats
Trump rally.
The big lie

Georgia election workers reportedly received a 'torrent' of threats