Electoral history of Eliot Spitzer

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Eliot Spitzer has made several attempts at public office. His first campaign was for the Democratic nomination for New York Attorney General in 1994 that was won by Karen Burstein. He won this office in 1998 and 2002, and was elected Governor of New York in 2006.

Spitzer won a landslide victory in the 2006 election with 69% of the vote. It was the largest margin of victory in a gubernatorial race in New York history, and the second-largest for any statewide race in New York history. The only larger victory was Chuck Schumer's 71% victory in his successful reelection bid for the U.S. Senate two years earlier. Spitzer carried all but three counties in the state.

Electoral history[edit]

New York Gubernatorial Election 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Spitzer 2,882,524 69.0
Republican John Faso 1,217,516 29.2
Green Malachy McCourt 40,729 1.0
New York Gubernatorial Democratic Primary 2006
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Spitzer 576,246 80.74
Democratic Thomas Suozzi 137,456 19.26
New York Attorney General Election 2002
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Spitzer 2,744,302 66.42 +18.22
Republican Dora Irizarry 1,234,899 29.89 -17.73
Right to Life John J. Broderick 78,268 1.89 +.49
Green Mary Jo Long 50, 755 1.23 +.79
Libertarian Daniel A. Counti, Jr. 23, 213 0.56 +.1
New York Attorney General Election 1998
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Eliot Spitzer 2,084,948 48.2 +.82
Republican Dennis Vacco 2,059,762 47.62 -1.66
Independence Catherine Abate 81,439 1.88 +1.07
Right to Life Robert W. Dapelo 60,399 1.40 -0.36
Libertarian Daniel A. Counti, Jr. 19,864 0.46 +.05
Green Johann L. Moore. 18,984 0.44
Statewide tickets on which Spitzer has run
Year Party Governor Lieutenant Governor Comptroller Attorney General U.S. Senate
1998 Democratic Peter Vallone Sandra Frankel Carl McCall Eliot Spitzer Charles Schumer
1998 Liberal Betsy McCaughey Ross Jonathan Reiter Carl McCall Eliot Spitzer Charles Schumer
2002 Democratic Carl McCall Dennis Mehiel Alan Hevesi Eliot Spitzer (no election)
2002 Independence Tom Golisano Mary Donohue John Faso Eliot Spitzer (no election)
2006 Democratic Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Andrew Cuomo Hillary Rodham Clinton
2006 Independence Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Jeanine Pirro Hillary Rodham Clinton
2006 Working Families Eliot Spitzer David Paterson Alan Hevesi Andrew Cuomo Hillary Rodham Clinton