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Bloomberg Knew The Dirt On Weiner In 2009, And Used It To Force Him Out Of The Mayoral Race
Business Insider ^ | 06/10/2011 | Ricky Kreitner

Posted on 06/10/2011 11:28:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Michael Bloomberg forced Anthony Weiner out of the 2009 mayoral race—before he'd even decided to run—by convincing the Queens congressman the mayor's re-election campaign had more dirt on him than it actually did, Harry Siegel of the Village Voice reports.

While the Bloomberg campaign did not have the same sexts and tweets that leaked onto the Internet in recent days -- and which occurred in the past year -- the mayor's team poured resources into gathering dirt. Whatever Bloomberg actually found, Weiner was nervous enough about what the mayor potentially knew that he opted not to run.

A New York Post story from March 2009, which exposed the illegal campaign contributions Weiner had received from sexy foreign models, probably gave the congressman even more reason to worry.

Siegel reports that the Bloomberg campaign orchestrated an aggressive effort of intimidation, scare tactics, zip-code-specific digital ads, and, essentially, stalking, in order to convince Weiner not to challenge the mayor's bid for a third term.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: anthonyweiner; bloomberg; mayor; newyork; newyorkcity; weinergate

1 posted on 06/10/2011 11:28:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

This Weiney needs to go — sign the petition at:

http://form.strongnewjersey.com/weinermustresign/


2 posted on 06/10/2011 11:35:33 AM PDT by PMAS
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To: SeekAndFind

Major premise: All Politicians are scum. Sure, I know, Aristotle would complain; if he were alive today he might object to how the argument was stated, but he would have to work hard to prove I was wrong.


3 posted on 06/10/2011 11:36:19 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: SeekAndFind

What I want to find out is:

1. Who else knew about his sexting activity, and
2. What have/are they extorting from Weiner in exchange for their silence.

Hence, the main reason why politicians found to be engaging in illicit activities SHOULD NOT be allowed to remain in office.


4 posted on 06/10/2011 11:42:27 AM PDT by MNGal
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To: SeekAndFind

If this is true Bloomberg should be jailed for this too


5 posted on 06/10/2011 11:43:40 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: SeekAndFind

So Weiner dropped out of the 2009 race, afraid of what might come out..he assumed that some poeple knew something. Yet he was focused on running in 2013..he didn’t thin that anyone would get the dirt to one of his opponents. They guy is obviously insane.


6 posted on 06/10/2011 11:51:12 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like what Slick did to Newt.......

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7 posted on 06/10/2011 11:53:15 AM PDT by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

With the internet publication of the explicit photo of him in a state of arousal, I predict that coming next election, Anthony Weiner will be facing some STIFF competition!


8 posted on 06/10/2011 11:55:16 AM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: PMAS

We have only seen the tip of Weiner’s problem.

Weiner needs to stick it out.

This story has been hard on Weiner and his wife wants no more of it.


9 posted on 06/10/2011 11:59:28 AM PDT by dirtymac
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To: SeekAndFind

How many Democrats held it over his head to get the vote out of him they wanted?????


10 posted on 06/10/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: SeekAndFind; The Mayor; GlockThe Vote; Lauren BaRecall; EinNYC; NYC Republican; NYC GOP Chick; ...
Wonder what would make the Bloomberg nanny statists think that Weiner would be such a tough opponent - other than the fact that Weiner would be running with a big (D) next to his name. (But that hadn't been enough for Bloomberg’s previous two rivals for Mayor.)
11 posted on 06/10/2011 12:13:45 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: SeekAndFind

At least the plutocrat Bloomberg is a “bi-partisan” political campaigner - no one from any party is safe from his scrutiny and the financial resources he can put behind it.


12 posted on 06/10/2011 12:16:24 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: SeekAndFind
Did Bloomberg learn this tactic from Hussein's 2008 campaign? It kept the Hildebeast in check and we still don't know what that dirt was.
13 posted on 06/10/2011 1:22:28 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: Mr. K

Bloomberg is an arrogant bully. The “stalking” part of the story is scary.


14 posted on 06/10/2011 1:36:38 PM PDT by juliej
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To: SeekAndFind

Great to watch NY libs shred each other, LOL.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 1:41:19 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind
Oh my, this is good

Now the "republican" Bloomberg will get smeared as part of this sleaze fest

Gotta luv it

16 posted on 06/10/2011 1:41:28 PM PDT by Regulator (Watch Out! Americans are on the March! America Forever, Mexico Never!)
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To: Regulator

Bloomberg was,and is now, a Democrat ;the Republicans simply fell for the old trojan routine.


17 posted on 06/10/2011 1:47:35 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: fishtank

Yep, and that’s exactly why we should never nominate or select Newt for any position of trust or responsibility.


18 posted on 06/10/2011 2:24:24 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93. Although it may have been part of a long-held pattern, the precipitating events just happened in the past few months, so the smell of the farce is quite strong in this one.

It's really too bad that Bloomberg did that -- Weiner might have beaten him, then we'd have a vulnerable pervert Demwit under fire in the NYC mayor's office, instead of this former-Demwit who's now a RINO.


19 posted on 06/10/2011 6:20:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SeekAndFind

If this is true imagine what the russians and the chinamen have on him in case they need it.


20 posted on 06/10/2011 6:25:53 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: justiceseeker93; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj

Gloomberg almost lost to a nobody rat in 2009. Weiner have beaten him.

How jaded am I, Bloomberg’s blackmail actually impresses me.


21 posted on 06/12/2011 5:23:57 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: justiceseeker93; SunkenCiv; fieldmarshaldj

MAY have beaten him, I meant to write.


22 posted on 06/12/2011 5:28:43 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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