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Anthony Weiner

Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Anthony Weiner (D)

by Kris Venezia
Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner

Boss Tweed, flickr

The 48-year old ex-Congressman sure has a difficult time staying out of the media spotlight, and he’s been on the cover of the Daily News and New York Post more times than he’d probably like. But despite a second sexting scandal (the first being in 2011 when he resigned from Congress) and numerous calls to drop out of the mayor’s race, Anthony Weiner continues his run for the New York City throne.

New Poll: Weiner Leads Democrats, But Thompson Would Win Runoff

by Connor Ryan
Bill Thompson.

Edwin Martinez1, Flickr

A new Quinnipiac University poll shows that if Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson can make it to the runoff election, he would beat both Anthony Weiner and Christine Quinn. Weiner leads the Democrats with 26 percent of the vote, followed by Quinn with 22 percent and Thompson with 20 percent. But in a runoff scenario, Thompson bests Weiner and Quinn, 52 to 41 percent.

UPDATED: Weiner Criticized For Silence Amid Anti-Gay Slurs

by Connor Ryan
Anthony Weiner at gay pride march in 2005.

Boss Tweed, Flickr

Anthony Weiner, a Democratic candidate in the race to become New York City's next mayor, has come under fire from politicians and at least one advocacy group for condoning homophobic statements aimed at fellow Democratic candidate (and the race's current front-runner) Christine Quinn.
 
"It's unfortunate that we need to issue a public statement on this at all, but this is becoming a disturbing pattern," said Nathan Schaefer, executive director of the Empire State Pride Agenda, a gay rights advocacy group.
 

Race for Anthony Weiner's Empty Seat Begins

by Katie Fisher
Katie Fisher, WFUV

With nominees from both the Republican and Democrat parties selected, this week marks the beginning of the race for the ninth district Congressional seat, once held by embattled lawmaker Anthony Weiner.  Republican nominee, businessman Bob Turner kicked off his campaign at Forest Hills Station, Queens. 

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