Jun 10, 2003 — Eliot Spitzer was sworn in as New York Attorney General January 1, 1999. Since then, he has emerged as a crusader of national proportions -- for his investigations of conflict of interest among major Wall Street firms, his lawsuits against acid rain-linked Midwest power plants, and his criticism of the Bush Administration's revisions of Clean Air Act rules on power plant emissions. Spitzer is a Harvard law school graduate who clerked for a federal district judge, worked at private law firms in New York City, and prosecuted orgainzed crime and political corruption cases as an assistant district attorney in Manhattan. He's also a personable family man. It all makes for a nice package that has excited Democrats looking for a gubernatorial candidate for 2006. And judging from his appearance at the annual St. Lawrence County Democratic Dinner Friday in Potsdam, Spitzer is good at the people-to-people requirements of a political career - meeting and greeting the party's faithful with enthusiasm. he spoke with North Country Public Radio News Director Martha Foley prior to the dinner.