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Disgraced NY politician inspires 'The Weiner Monologues' play

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony Weiner, the New York City mayoral candidate undone by a sexting scandal, stands in a schoolyard - the butt of his classmates' jokes. A chorus of reporters breaks out into a sexually charged dance number during a Weiner press conference. A new play about the misbegotten campaign of Weiner, the former Congressman whose political ambitions were crushed by revelations he sent women lewd pictures of himself, is based on actual texts and modeled on Greek tragedy.

Weiner insists he's staying in NY mayoral fight

Disgraced former US congressman Anthony Weiner insisted Monday he's not giving up his bid to become New York mayor despite a sexting scandal that has decimated his poll ratings. "I'm going to fight. I'm going to stand up strong," said Weiner at an after-work talk in a midtown Manhattan sports bar organized by the news website BuzzFeed.com. Weiner, 48, a Brooklyn native, Democrat and one-time city councilor, had been looking to the race to succeed outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg as his political comeback.

NYC mayoral slugfest: Weiner calls McDonald 'grandpa', called 'punk' in return

By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the latest sideshow in Anthony Weiner's bid to become New York City's mayor, he called Republican candidate George McDonald "grandpa", McDonald then called Weiner a "punk", and AARP, the group for Americans over 50 that brought them together, said Weiner's remark was "unfortunate."

Off-color remarks latest hiccup in Weiner's NYC mayoral campaign

By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - A spokeswoman for scandal-ridden New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said on Wednesday she would remain in her job despite a political news website's publication of profane comments she made about a former campaign intern. The remarks were the latest hiccup for former Democratic U.S. Rep. Weiner as he tries to resurrect his political career after resigning from Congress two years ago over lewd pictures he sent of himself on Twitter.

Weiner vows in video to stay in New York City mayoral race

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony Weiner, under fire after admitting that he sent lewd pictures to women online long after resigning from Congress over similar behavior, will not exit the New York City mayoral race because quitting "isn't the way we roll in New York City." In a video message posted on his campaign website on Tuesday evening, Weiner said his campaign is not about him but about helping New Yorkers.

Weiner scandal an embarrassment to Bill and Hillary Clinton

WASHINGTON - The summer sex scandal engulfing Anthony Weiner keeps getting seamier with bikini shots of his latest young sexting partner splashed in the pages of a New York City tabloid on Monday along with allegations that Bill and Hillary Clinton want him to drop his bid to become mayor of America's biggest metropolis.

Exclusive: Hollywood donor Haim Saban defends Anthony Weiner: 'Stay in the Race'

By Sara Morrison LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Haim Saban, among a handful of Hollywood figures who've donated to Anthony Weiner's mayoral campaign in between sex-photo scandals, still has faith that he's the best candidate to lead the biggest city in America. "I would encourage him to stay in the race," the billionaire entertainment mogul told TheWrap.

Weiner plummets to fourth place in NYC mayor's race: poll

By Edith Honan and Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) - Anthony Weiner vowed to stay in the New York City mayor's race on Monday, despite a poll that showed his support plummeting to fourth place among Democratic voters a week after new revelations surfaced about his sexually charged Internet activity.

Quit now, Democrats tell embattled Weiner

A majority of New York Democrats want disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner out of the race to be the city's next mayor, according to a poll published on Monday. Weiner, who admitted last week to conducting a steamy cyber affair a year after similar conduct forced him to resign from Congress, has already been urged to quit by Democrat bigwigs. The latest survey, carried out by Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute, found 53 percent of registered Democrats want him to quit the race, against 40 percent who say he should continue to campaign.

Weiner remains in NYC mayoral race after campaign manager quits over new sexting revelations

NEW YORK, N.Y. - His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor. Weiner confirmed that campaign manager Danny Kedem resigned Saturday after reports surfaced that Weiner continued to exchange lewd photos and messages with women despite resigning from Congress in 2011 over the same behaviour.
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