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By Rich Smith
December 8, 2004
In a development that should surprise absolutely no one -- honestly, Elwood Blues could see this one coming, in the dark and wearing sunglasses -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has marshaled his troops and declared his intent to capture the New York State governor's mansion in 2006.
Mr. Spitzer gained fame, as well as no small amount of criticism, for his crusading attacks on corporate wrongdoers, both perceived and actual -- Janus (NYSE: JNS), Bank One, and Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) last year; Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), American International Group (NYSE: AIG), and Aon (NYSE: AOC) more recently -- large and small (Jos. A. Bank (Nasdaq: JOSB)). Now he aims to use his fame (or notoriety -- which term you use depends in large part on how many zeros make up your net worth and whether you arrive at work by subway or chauffeured car) to campaign for higher office."

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