One of Eliot Spitzer's campaign organizers has reportedly left the former New York governor's campaign for New York City comptroller.

The New York Times reported on Neal Kwatra, and the efforts by opponents to boost Democratic rival Scott M. Stringer:

According to people close to him, Neal Kwatra, a top city political adviser who had voluntarily helped orchestrate the rollout of Mr. Spitzer’s campaign, decided to cut his ties with the campaign amid signs that some of his clients, including the city’s Hotel Trades Council, which is backing Mr. Stringer, were cool to the Spitzer candidacy. Mr. Kwatra declined to comment.

Spitzer, a Democrat, launched his return to politics on Monday, just four days before the deadline.

Politico pointed out that as Spitzer faced a looming Thursday deadline to collect 4,000 signatures, Kwatra "did not set up a paid signature-gathering operation before departing."

Five years ago, Spitzer resigned as governor after admitting to paying up to $80,000 to prostitutes over the course of several years.

He addressed the prostitution scandal that drove him from office in 2008, and told HuffPost's Howard Fineman, “I think that the public has always been wonderfully forgiving. But I have to quickly add that we will see if that forgiveness extends to me."

Spitzer is campaigning for a position overseeing finances where, as Politico describes it, "he could play the role of activist investor while managing the city’s almost $140 billion in pension funds, pressure money managers to accept reforms if they want to do business with New York and audit city agencies’ various dealings with financial companies and make headlines if he thinks the taxpayer is getting a raw deal."

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  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wipes sweat from his face as he is surrounded by media while trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • A man who did not want to be identified signs a petition to put Eliot Spitzer, right, on the ballot for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wipes sweat from his face as he is surrounded by media while trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer wipes sweat from his face as he is surrounded by media while trying to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Eliot Spitzer tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

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    Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media in Union Square as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

  • Eliot Spitzer

    Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media in Union Square as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City Comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Bethan McKernan)

  • Eliot Spitzer

    Former New York governor Eliot Spitzer is surrounded by media as he tries to collect signatures for his run for New York City comptroller in New York, Monday, July 8, 2013. Spitzer, who stepped down in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal, says he is planning a political comeback with a run for New York City comptroller.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is interviewed on television while collecting signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is mobbed by reporters while attempting to collect signatures to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer collects signatures from citizens to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

  • Eliot Spitzer Collects Signatures For NYC Comptroller Run

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 08: Photographers take pictures of a man signing a petition supporting former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to run for comptroller of New York City on July 8, 2013 in New York City. Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after it was discovered that he was using a high end call girl service. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)