Campaign site for NY mayor chooses wrong city

Anthony Weiner called out for his second pictorial gaffe after uploading picture of Pittsburgh skyline onto his campaign website.

May 25, 2013 18:13
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Lower Manhattan skyline view from New Jersey, May 10, 2013.

Lower Manhattan skyline 390. (photo credit: REUTERS/Gary Hershorn)


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Anthony Weiner, a Jewish-Democrat candidate running for Mayor of New York this year appeared confused over which city he was running for after mistakenly uploading a picture of the Pittsburgh skyline onto his campaign website.

The site featured a banner image of a city skyline from Pittsburgh before he rushed to fix it later on Friday, the Washington Post reported.

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The mistake did not go unnoticed, as bloggers and journalists mocked the mistake over various social media sites. By Friday, the site banner featured five new photos of the correct city.

Banner for Anthony Weiner's campaign shows Pittsburgh, Russia in the background.

According to Fox News, a technology firm is taking the blame for the photo mix-up. NGP VAN, which does consulting work for Democratic campaigns, said in a statement that a designer simply used the wrong image.

"This is our fault," the company said. "NGP VAN acknowledges that the image of the wrong skyline on the placeholder page for the Weiner campaign was our honest mistake, and not that of the Weiner campaign," Fox quoted them as saying.

This is the second time former Congressman has been caught out for his pictorial gaffes, after infamously sending women sexually explicit photographs

On May 21, 2013, Weiner announced that he would run for Mayor of New York City in 2013 via a YouTube video. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2005 election.

Weiner announces he will run for Mayor of New York City on YouTube.

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