Redemption Seeking Pols Rejected En Masse

Anthony Weiner. (Photo: Getty)
Anthony Weiner. (Photo: Getty)

It was a rough night for redemption-seekers.

Four scandal-scarred candidates–Eliot Spitzer, Anthony Weiner, Vito Lopez and Micah Kellner–all failed to win their bids last night, despite, in some of their cases, vaster war chests and soaring name recognition.

All four candidates succumbed to an onslaught of toxic press and apparent voter fatigue over the circus-like atmosphere of the election after Mr. Weiner and Mr. Spitzer jumped into the fray.

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Anthony Weiner Concedes Defeat: ‘Sadly, I Was an Imperfect Messenger’

Anthony Weiner tonight.
Anthony Weiner tonight.

Despite his unrelenting claims of confidence ahead of tonight’s Democratic primary, former Congressman Anthony Weiner finally conceded he’s not going to become the next occupant of Gracie Mansion.

With more than 80 percent of precincts reporting results, Mr. Weiner trailed in a distant fifth place, holding about 5 percent of the vote as front-runner Bill de Blasio inched towards 40 percent.

But the sexting scandal-riddled former congressman absorbed the loss with no lump in his throat at Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant tonight.

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Sydney Leathers Crashes Anthony Weiner’s ‘Victory Party’

Sydney Leathers tonight.
Sydney Leathers tonight.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner’s former sext-object showed up at the underdog mayoral candidate’s campaign “victory party” at Connolly’s pub tonight with a message of her own.

“He needs some sex therapy,” said Sydney Leathers to the horde of reporters that crowded around her outside Connolly’s Pub and Restaurant, when asked about what’s next for Weiner.

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Weiner Gets Board of Elections to Intervene for Photo-Op

Anthony Weiner votes with his son, Jordan.
Anthony Weiner votes with his son, Jordan.

Anthony Weiner asked the Board of Elections to intervene today–so he could ensure the press got a good photo of him casting his ballot with his son on Election Day.

The former Congressman had been scheduled to vote at 9:30 a.m. at a Baruch College building not for from his Park Avenue South apartment. Instead, frantic staffers rushed in and out of the building, conferring with poll workers and making calls. There had been a “snafu,” with the Board of Elections, said Mr. Weiner’s spokeswoman, Barbara Morgan, who paced up and down the sidewalk outside of the building, tracked by two film-makers.

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‘Chillax, Buddy!’: Anthony Weiner Does Epic MSNBC Interview Hours Before Polls Open

Anthony Weiner on Monday night.
Anthony Weiner on Monday night.

In an epic interview that will likely go down in campaign history, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell tried to psychoanalyze Anthony Weiner last night–and things did not go well.

Appearing in his last television interview before the polls open Tuesday morning, the long-shot mayoral candidate was asked a single stinging question by Mr. O’Donnell.

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Weiner Doesn’t Know if Huma Will Return to the Trail

Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin at a press conference after his latest sexting scandal. (Photo: Getty)
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin at a press conference after his latest sexting scandal. (Photo: Getty)

In an interview on Meet the Press this morning, Anthony Weiner would not say whether his high-profile wife would re-join him on the campaign trail again.

Mr. Weiner, speaking with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, said he doesn’t know if his wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, will be at his side, including on Election Day Tuesday.  Continue reading “Weiner Doesn’t Know if Huma Will Return to the Trail”

Anthony Weiner Looks for Votes at a Guyanese Cricket Match

Anthony Weiner speaks to five-year-old Jayanna Magnus during a cricket match in south Queens today.
Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks to five-year-old Jayanna Magnus.

Guyanese, Trinidadian, and Jamaican cricket enthusiasts received a surprise today: Anthony Weiner.

The former Congressman, who is limping along in the polls, took his mayoral campaign to members of Queens’s West Indian community, where he said he hopes to scrounge up votes just a couple of days before Tuesday’s Democratic primary.

His pitch, he explained, was the same to the Guyanese community as to all voters.

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