Sources tell Eyewitness News that Governor Eliot Spitzer is going to resign, after being linked to a prostitution ring in a published report.But he did not do so at his press conference, at which he appeared with his wife.
Eyewitness News is told Spitzer will make an announcement Monday afternoon.
Spitzer officials wouldn't immediately comment on the story. Spitzer, 48, is married and has three daughters.
UPDATE: Here's the text of his statement, via The Daily Politics blog:
"For the past nine years, eight years as attorney general and one as governor I have tried to uphold a vision of progressive politics that would rebuild New York and create opportunity for all. We sought to bring real change to New York and that will continue."I believe he'll be reporting back to us with his resignation.
"Today, I want to briefly address a private matter. I have acted ina way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right and wrong. I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public whom I promised better.
I do not believe that politics in the long run is about individuals. It is about ideas and the public good and doing what is best for the state of New York. But I have disappointed and failed to live up to the standard I expected of myself. I must now dedicate some time to regain the trust of my family.
I will not be taking questions. Thank you very much. I will report back to you in short order."
UPDATE: Spitzer statement: