Christine Quinn Earns Coveted Sydney Leathers Endorsement

Sydney Leathers. (Photo: Twitter/sydneyelainexo)
Sydney Leathers. (Photo: Twitter/sydneyelainexo)

Anthony Weiner’s sexting gal pal Sydney Leathers is wading into the mayor’s race once again.

In an interview with Complex, Ms. Leathers, the self-professed “political junkie” who traded racy messages and photos with Mr. Weiner long after he resigned from Congress, enthusiastically endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.

“Obviously she doesn’t have the impulse control problems that Anthony has. I love the fact that she is out and proud. I have so many gay friends and I feel like she would be a great ally for that community,” said Ms. Leathers of Ms. Quinn, who is running to become the city’s first woman and first openly gay mayor.

She also seemed familiar with many of Ms. Quinn’s favorite talking points on the campaign trail, where she has been deeply critical of Mr. Weiner while touting her own record on middle class issues.

“She cares about middle-class people. She cares about students,” Ms. Leathers reportedly added. “I feel like she is more in line and up to the standard that should be set for the mayor.”

The Quinn campaign–somewhat understandably–did not immediately return a request for comment.

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