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New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner Won't Quit

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  Original Published: 7/24/2013  New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner is dealing with another scandal.   This time, over lewd messages he says are from 2011.   With his wife at his side Tuesday, he vowed to move past the controversy.   Andrew Spencer reports.   Anthony Weiner acknowledged some of the sexually explicit messages published on a gossip web site Tuesday, happened after his resignation from Congress in 2011.   "While some of the things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there's no question what I did was wrong," he says. "This behavior is behind me."   Weiner left the house seat after admitting to sending lewd photos and messages to multiple women.   He says when he decided to run for New York City mayor, he and wife, Huma Abedin, discussed the possibility that more details about his explicit texts would surface.   "That is why, if you remember, in the early days of the campaign, people were pressing me for is there more out there, and i said, yeah," says Weiner.   Abedin's vocal support of her husband was a noticeable change from 2011. She says she's worked hard to get over her husband's mistakes.   "I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him an as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward," she says.   Moving forward and staying in the race, despite the pressure to quit.   "I'm sure many of my opponents would like me to drop out of the race," says Weiner.   Still, Weiner says he's taking responsibility for disappointing his wife and former constituents.   "But I am leased and blessed that she has given me a second chance, for the past several months I've been asking New Yorkers to also give me another chance," says Weiner.   With the primaries slated for Sept. 10, voters still have time to decide whether he deserves it.   Polls taken over the past several weeks show Weiner either leading or closely trailing his closest rival for the democratic mayoral nomination, speaker Christine Quinn.
   
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