New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer encountered a setback in his campaign for governor this week when a prominent U.S. business official branded him a shameless self-promoter who abused his office, The Associated Press reports.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue in a speech Wednesday attempted to color Spitzer's crusades against Wall Street, the insurance industry and other formidable business concerns as strong-armed tactics that exceeded the authority of an attorney general.

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