New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer made his long-anticipated run for governor official Tuesday, by announcing his 2006 candidacy on the Democratic ticket.

Calling the state "at a point of crisis" and in "dire need of leadership," Spitzer told the Associated Press he would run on a platform of pledging to restore jobs and repair the budget. "We are bleeding jobs. We need reform in the process of government," he said.

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