Anthony Weiner is out with his first TV ad in the New York mayor's race, and it looks a whole lot like Eliot Spitzer's ads.
In the ad, Weiner says "powerful voices" don't want him to become mayor.
"But this isn't about what they want," Weiner says in the ad. "They've gotten their way for far too long. If you give me the chance, I will fight for you and your family every single day."
Spitzer, who is also attempting a comeback following a scandal, has made much the same argument in his ads for New York City comptroller, saying that Wall Street doesn't want him to win.
“Those corporations that Eliot Spitzer caught underpaying their low-wage workers don’t want him as comptroller,” says the narrator of one Spitzer's ads.
Weiner certainly has his work cut out for him. A new poll from Siena College shows about three-fourths of New York City voters view him unfavorably. Statewide, his unfavorable rating is a nearly unheard-of 80 percent, compared to just 11 percent favorable.