Weiner Rejects Calls to Drop Out of Mayor Race

Says campaign is "too important" to give up


Former congressman Anthony Weiner on Wednesday rejected calls to drop out of the New York City mayor's race after his acknowledgment of another round of lewd online exchanges with women.

In an e-mail to supporters, Weiner said the campaign was "too important to give up because I've had embarrassing personal things become public." He told reporters Wednesday morning "I have posited this whole campaign on a bet, and that is that, at the end of the day, citizens are more interested in the challenge they face in their lives than in anything that I have done, embarrassing, in my past."