The Art of Frontrunning

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Karen DeWitt – WXXI’s Albany correspondent – has provided us with an audio clip that displays a textbook case for all frontrunners.

DeWitt explained that she and a gang of other Capitol reporters had surrounded Eliot Spitzer after he spoke Monday at the annual New York State Conference of Mayors event in Albany. Spitzer, New York’s AG, is viewed as the man to beat for the Democratic nomination (and, right now, the odds-on-favorite to be New York’s next governor).

But this day comes just after a weekend when Nassau County Executive Tom Suozzi announced that he would challenge Spitzer for the Democratic Party line.

Listen in as Spitzer holds on tightly to the frontrunner language – to focus on himself and the issues – even as reporters are pushing him to address the Suozzi challenge.

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