Coalition Formed to Oppose Spitzer’s Campaign

NEW YORK (AP) -

Business leaders, women’s groups and labor unions are joining forces in an effort to convince voters that Eliot Spitzer would be a poor choice for New York City comptroller.

The coalition plans to spend about $1.5 million on ads, direct mail and field work to get the word out. The groups are forming two “super PACS” that will allow them to accept contributions of any size.

Their campaign begins Tuesday with a radio ad encouraging Latino voters to support Spitzer’s Democratic primary opponent Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president.

“Interest groups don’t vote, people vote,” Spitzer said on Monday. “I was not surprised that the establishment doesn’t want me. They don’t want an independent voice.”