“I think it’s fair to say I’m running for office. No other member of my family is running for office. And I think the public is going to judge me, not who else is with me or not with me. She’s got a career. There are other things I think the public appreciates.”

Silda Spitzer, back in her standing-next-to-Eliot days, circa 2008. (Reuters)

Eliot Spitzer explaining wife Silda’s absence from his public appearances in his campaign for New York City comptroller, in comments reported by the New York Post, amid ever-louder speculation about the state of their marriage.

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