Off-color remarks latest hiccup in Weiner's NYC mayoral campaign

By REUTERS
July 31, 2013 18:57

NEW YORK - A spokeswoman for scandal-ridden New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said on Wednesday she would remain in her job despite a political news website's publication of profane comments she made about a former campaign intern.

The remarks were the latest hiccup for former Democratic US Rep. Weiner as he tries to resurrect his political career after resigning from Congress two years ago over lewd pictures he sent of himself on Twitter.

Weiner, 48, had surged into the lead in polls for the Democratic Party primary before revelations last week that he had sent more sexually explicit messages to at least one woman after he resigned and promised to change his behavior.

A poll released on Monday had him in fourth place for the Sept. 10 primary but he is vowing to stay in the race.


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