07/11/2013 12:51 pm ET

Geraldo Rivera Gushes Over Eliot Spitzer

Geraldo Rivera has made his support for Eliot Spitzer quite clear. The conservative host interviewed Eliot Spitzer on his Thursday radio show and gushed over the disgraced governor's candidacy for New York City comptroller.

He said:

I mean this from the bottom of my heart. He's the only one that can keep this city safe from the self-serving generosity of all those candidates promising everyone from the teachers to the cops to the firemen to sanitation, corrections, the entitlement community, everybody, not to mention Wall Street—whatever they want to hear in exchange for their promise to vote. Spitzer is going to mix it up, big time.

Rivera also tweeted his support on Wednesday.

Since announcing his candidacy earlier this week, Spitzer has received the typical tabloid treatment from the New York Post and New York Daily News, and has been grilled during appearances on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" and "Hardball." When "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski asked Spitzer a series of tough questions, including how he has personally changed from his scandal five years, the former New York governor appeared to fight back tears. "A lot of pain," he said. "A lot of pain. You go through that pain, you change."

According to the latest NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Wednesday night, Spitzer led his fellow Democratic comptroller candidate Scott Stringer by nine points. Spitzer must obtain 3,750 signatures from New York City residents by midnight on Thursday to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary election in September.

(h/t Capital New York)



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