A petitioner for New York City comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer in Lower Manhattan seemed to confirm that his campaign was paying its petitioners handsomely, while also revealing that Spitzer’s petitioners were required to sign non-disclosure agreements about how much they were getting paid to solicit signatures from him.
When asked if reports that Spitzer’s campaign was paying petitioners up to $800 a day were true, the initially reticent petitioner all but confirmed that this was the case.
“When you hear [the $800 per day payments] reported as the truth, it tends to be the truth. That’s all I’m gonna say,” the petitioner said, adding that it would not be a problem divulging the amount petitioners got paid were it not for the non-disclosure agreement they signed in order to be hired.
A call placed to the Spitzer campaign for comment was not immediately returned.