Jake Tapper gave Eliot Spitzer a very rough time on Thursday, aggressively questioning the newly resurfaced political candidate about his checkered past and his current campaign for New York's comptroller position.

Here's a sampling of some of the things Tapper asked:

"I want to start back in 2008. What you did was incredibly reckless and perhaps more importantly, it was very illegal, as you know, a class E felony, paying for sex, a law you signed, bumping it up to class E. When was the last time you broke that law? 2008?" ("That is correct," Spitzer replied.)

"The New York Times reports that you and your wife still live in separate apartments. Now you have slapped down any rumors of divorce and you say she's supportive of your run. If you win -- and you're ahead in the polls -- can we expect to see Silda by your side on election night?"

"Why do you think that you're ahead in the polls? Do you think it's name recognition? Do you think people are willing to forgive this tremendous scandal or do you think there's something more to it than that?"

"I'm not going to try to play political pundit and figure out why," Spitzer said.

"You were a pundit here on CNN for a long time," Tapper shot back.

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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)

  • 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

    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)