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Weiner: I Don't Care What the Clintons Think About My Bid

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

(Mandal Ngan/Getty)

Anthony Weiner says he's not concerned about what the Clintons think about his run for mayor.

Speaking at a mayoral forum in the Bronx Monday night, Weiner said he would not heed the advice of Hillary and Bill Clinton if they asked him to drop out.

"I am not terribly interested in in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say," he said. "I am focused like a laser beam on their interest. I'm focused like a laser beam on what they care about."

The Clintons have not publicly asked Weiner to bow out of the race. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, is an aide to Hillary Clinton.

The former Congressman's remarks came after a new poll showed Weiner dropped to fourth place among Democrats.

Sarah Gonzalez contributed reporting

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Comments [6]

xoxo from nyc

Do you think that years down the line we'll all look back and think of how foolish it was to get this excited over sexting your junk to consenting adults? Only time will tell.
Not too many moons have passed since the days gays were shown this level of malice from the public over immoral sexual conduct.
Weiner def' has a vivid sexual imagination. It doesn't mean he's a bad guy, but does this sexting expose ill judgement on his behalf? As Sarah Palin would say "You Betchya!"

Jul. 30 2013 03:49 PM
Benson Stein from NYC

Hillari-ous. Bill Clinton giving advice for a sex-addict, cheater, and womanizer to step down and get out of politics, because of scandal and infidelity.

Pot, meet kettle.

Jul. 30 2013 02:35 PM
Devin from Avondale, PA

They're all such a bunch of phony creeps. Can anybody just GOVERN for say, oh, 2 to 4 years, without acting like a horny 13 year old boy?! That doesn't seem to be possible.

Meanwhile, how many innocent Iraqi and Afghanis have been slaughtered in our name thanks to these lawyers.

Jul. 30 2013 11:36 AM
Michael Chambers from Houston, TX

This guy is an embarrassment to the Democratic Party. He's a 1st class grade A pervert. Any person with half a brain would have gotten out of the public eye a long time ago. I don't see how his wife puts up with his perversion. Anybody that votes for him is an idiot. I honestly don't think he has a snowball's chance in Hell of winning. Kiss off Weiner!

Jul. 30 2013 11:34 AM
Carl nagas from NYC

"Weiner Stiffens Resistance to Pressure by Hillary" would have sold more newspapers.

Jul. 30 2013 10:52 AM
thomas

This won't be the last we see of Anthony's Weiner.

Jul. 30 2013 10:34 AM

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