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NYC mayoral hopefuls adjust to Weiner collapse

July 31, 2013 • National News


FILE – In this May 14, 2013 file photo, New York City Democratic mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn listens during a discussion about health and wellness at Barnard College in New York. While rivals have called for embattled mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race after the latest sexting allegations against him, Quinn has stopped short of calling for Weiner to withdraw. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, file)

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to ask her the same question: Should Anthony Weiner drop out of the race?

Quinn, the pugnacious City Council speaker who has now vaulted ahead of the former congressman in the wake of his latest sexting scandal, answers questions about her embattled rival the same way: She touts her own track record while carefully disparaging his “pattern of reckless behavior.”

But, unlike other Democratic rivals, Quinn has always stopped short of calling for Weiner to bow out. Truth is, she may not want him to go anywhere.

Weiner’s recent travails have ended up giving Quinn much more valuable media exposure, Login to read more

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