Election Day: 2013apalooza
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.
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.
Headline of the Day: “Ambitious, Talented, And Twenty: And Don’t It Make Your Brunis Blue?”
Runner-Up: “Spitzer again refuses to answer point-blank question about ‘girlfriend’”
Knock knock. Who’s funny? Apparently not the mayoral candidates. The Daily News asked the contenders to share their favorite jokes on camera, and the results are entertaining, if not comic gold. Only Anthony Weiner refused to weigh in, explaining, “I’m not a very jovial guy,”
Anthony Weiner seemed quite comfortable in rather claustrophobic surroundings this morning, trying to focus on wonky policy issues as if he were a more typical mayoral candidate–rather than one trying to revive a battered bid in the wake of more embarrassing revelations.
Mr. Weiner, trying to shift the conversation, sat at the center of a roundtable in the Tandoor Restaurant in Rego Park, Queens, surrounded by various South and East Asian business owners and community leaders. As usual, the media presence matched the attendees, forming its own circle along walls adorned with mirrors.
Mr. Weiner was unfazed.
Brother Where Art Thou
Anthony Weiner says there’s no truth to a new story that claims his brother tried to silence his latest sexting partner as he ramped up his run for mayor.
Earlier this afternoon, the New York Post reported that the former congressman’s brother, Jason Weiner, had reached out to Sydney Leathers to see “if she was going to be a problem,” in the words of the young women’s friend, Lou Colagiovanni.
“She was scared, and very shaken. She got freaked out,” Mr. Colagiovanni reportedly recalled. “She had never met the brother, and here he was contacting her. She had never spoken with him before. She told me about her affair, and that she thought they were trying to find out who they needed to keep quiet.”