(Jen Chung) This morning, Capital New York reported that Lis Smith, current girlfriend of married (though separated) former governor Eliot Spitzer, was no longer working for Mayor de Blasio's transition. And someone at the Post is feeling smug—or perhaps a little wistful over the loss of future front page headlines.
De Blasio chief of staff Laura Santucci told Capital, "Lis was contracted to work with our team through the transition. She did exemplary work and we are grateful for the support she provided. Now that the transition is concluding, she is returning to her work as a political consultant." Which means working for the Democratic Governors Association and Maryland governor Martin O’Malley. However, it had been suggested she was in line to work in the mayor's press office at City Hall.
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