For Immediate Release Statement on New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer

Posted on March 11, 2008

Like everyone else, Common Cause is stunned and saddened by law enforcement allegations that Gov. Spitzer was involved with a prostitution ring.

While news reports have raised concerns about the origins of the investigation, the allegations remain deeply troubling and problematic because Mr. Spitzer ran for governor of New York as an ethical reformer, and has spent his legal and political career fighting corruption.

Common Cause believes an elected official's most important job is to uphold the public trust. And sadly, that appears now to be broken.

As this saga unfolds, Common Cause New York remains committed to working with New York's leaders to bring about the implementation of the reforms that New Yorkers so clearly want.

Office: Common Cause National, Common Cause New York

Issues: Ethics

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. We work to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promote equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empower all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

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