In a new ad for his campaign to be New York’s next city comptroller, former governor Eliot Spitzer insists that despite his past discretions, he’s ready for office once again. “When you dig yourself a hole, you either lie in it the rest of your life or do something positive,” he says.

He also touts his contentious relationship with Wall Street as a source of pride: ““So if you hear any negative noise out there, and you will, keep in mind where it’s coming from,” he says in the ad. “Maybe being hated by the Wall Street firms isn’t such a terrible thing.”

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via Politico