Weiner Under Pressure To Quit Mayoral Race

Actually, he seems like a good fit for New York


The pressure is increasing on former congressman Anthony Weiner to drop out of the New York City mayor's race after his acknowledgment of another round of lewd online exchanges with women.

Weiner held a news conference Tuesday admitting that he continued to engage in inappropriate online chats even after he was forced to resign from Congress in 2011 because he had sent graphic messages — including lewd photos of himself — to women via Twitter.

But, with his wife by his side, Weiner said the bad behavior was behind him and he intends to stay in the mayor's race. Ten days ago, polls showed him narrowly leading the race for the Democratic nomination over City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.