Being a candidate for public office is akin to leaving the doors and windows to your house wide open.  While under the microscope of public scrutiny, you must have dogged determination to see your quest through to the end.

You may have heard people say “politics is a horse race.” Yes, there are many who struggle to qualify, let alone get out of the starting gate in one piece.

Two of New York City’s most famous candidates, Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner serve to demonstrate that personal and professional obstacles on the road to elected office can be overcome.

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