[JURIST] Crusading New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced Tuesday that he will run for Governor of New York in 2006. Spitzer, a Democrat, has been New York attorney general since 1999 and appears to have his party's nomination within easy reach absent any competition from other prominent Democrats and with the support of former governor Mario Cuomo. His opponent in 2006 is expected to be incumbent Republican George Pataki. AP has more. In a statement on the weblog of his new campaign website. Spitzer said
One of the keys to solving the problems of New York is to make state government more responsive and accountable. Right now, New York government is all about partisanship and gridlock. We're not doing the things we need to do to generate good paying jobs, safe neighborhoods and excellent schools. The system is broken. The state is facing a crisis.Read the full text of his announcement post here.