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Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race
Washington Post ^ | 05/29/2013 | By Aaron Blake

Posted on 05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Edited on 05/29/2013 8:51:25 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Anthony Weiner is gaining in the Democratic primary for New York City mayor, according to a new poll from Marist College.

The poll shows City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to lead, at 24 points, with Weiner slightly behind at 19 percent. That five-point gap is down from 11 in April, when Weiner’s potential candidacy first made news. At that point, Quinn led 26 percent to 15 percent.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: mayor; nyc; weiner
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1 posted on 05/29/2013 8:49:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

A fine tribute to the denizens of NYC. A collection of more imbecilic idiots would not be found on this earth


2 posted on 05/29/2013 8:51:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SeekAndFind

Weiner is rising?


3 posted on 05/29/2013 8:52:41 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (ok)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Weiner’s position is FIRMLY in place.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 8:53:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Funny, this article was posted right before:

“Most Americans Say Religion Is Losing Influence in U.S.”


5 posted on 05/29/2013 8:54:41 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Gaffer

If nothing else I’m sure that he’ll provide some STIFF competition. :)


6 posted on 05/29/2013 8:54:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

If only he would include pedophilia in his list of assets, he’d win by a landslide there in the land of liberals.


7 posted on 05/29/2013 8:55:52 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind
What's ironic is that Weiner's main opponent in the race, Quinn, is a lesbian....

I guess now she has even one more reason to hate Weiner...

8 posted on 05/29/2013 8:55:54 AM PDT by apillar
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To: SeekAndFind

Weiner inching up in polls.
Weiner will not be zipped.
Weiner/Holder democrat 2016


9 posted on 05/29/2013 8:56:16 AM PDT by shankbear (The tree of Liberty appears to be perishing because there are few patriots willing to refresh it.)
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To: shankbear

I think he’s the total package. I don’t want to be too hard on him. I don’t have a bone to pick with that guy.


10 posted on 05/29/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: apillar

I guess Weiner wants stick it out a bit longer.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 8:59:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
I almost hope he wins. It would be a fitting end to a once great city, and that consequence isn't unexpected or unforeseen.

At the rate we're going, especially if "the wiener" wins, Chicken Little has become our prophet. This is not a drill.

12 posted on 05/29/2013 9:01:00 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Weiner is in the face of his competition
13 posted on 05/29/2013 9:01:10 AM PDT by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good. I hope he’s elected. New York would go from a putz to a dork.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 9:01:12 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: freeangel

It shows you how the political race has changed. Remember it wasn’t that long ago when candidates would ask ‘Where’s the beef?’ You can’t ask that now!


15 posted on 05/29/2013 9:01:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: I want the USA back

Weiner said about New York, ‘Nobody will work harder to make it better.’ As opposed to his first campaign promise, which was ‘Nobody will work better to make it harder.’


16 posted on 05/29/2013 9:02:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Not beef, just a little canned spam.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 9:03:22 AM PDT by tioga
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To: Gaffer
These people seek the lowest common denominator. After all they helped elect the current presidential disaster.

People must start thinking on how we can control the type of voter electing the "Divine One" and probably this turkey. Identification, literacy tests, property qualifications, age restrictions, residency requirements must be imposed even if an Amendment to the Constitution is required. It is a matter of the salvation of the United States.

18 posted on 05/29/2013 9:03:23 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: FReepers
“If the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow…..These considerations should lead to an attentive solitude…to be religiously careful in our choice of all public officers…. and judge of the tree by its fruits.” Elias Boudinot - Patriot


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19 posted on 05/29/2013 9:05:33 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: SeekAndFind

It really doesn’t matter who the Democrat nominee is...they’re all the same, and the Dem will win with the parasite vote and the Union Vote......same thing is happening across ALL of America, except for “Free States”, like TX and others in the South.


20 posted on 05/29/2013 9:06:47 AM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: I want the USA back
Good. I hope he’s elected. New York would go from a putz to a dork.

He'll get erected.

21 posted on 05/29/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT by dragonblustar
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To: SeekAndFind
"It shows you how the political race has changed. Remember it wasn’t that long ago when candidates would ask ‘Where’s the beef?’ You can’t ask that now!"

But is it Kosher?

22 posted on 05/29/2013 9:07:50 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: SeekAndFind

You'd think this guy would have the decency to change his last name.

I imagine Huma Weiner would not disagree.

(If he changed it from 'Weiner' to 'Tune' she would become 'Huma Tune')


23 posted on 05/29/2013 9:09:06 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: Truth29

RE: But is it Kosher?

We might have to ask a rabbi to check it out :)


24 posted on 05/29/2013 9:10:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Gaffer

When I think of this guy, two words come to mind.

Pervert and stupid.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 9:11:30 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: SeekAndFind

God has confounded our thinking and is actually punishing us by allowing Clintonista trash like Weiner and others like him to run for public service...

...and no one sees it for what it actually is.


26 posted on 05/29/2013 9:12:13 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: SeekAndFind

The late-night comedians will have a ball with him. A real weiner roast.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 9:14:08 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Pi$$ed off yet?)
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To: SeekAndFind

NYC has come a long way from the days of Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani.

But wait, looking back at least as far as Jimmy Walker, maybe Koch and Giuliani were really the exceptions.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 9:14:31 AM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Gabrial

RE: Pervert and stupid.

Makes me wonder what that makes those who vote for him...


29 posted on 05/29/2013 9:14:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Perversion and stupidity.


30 posted on 05/29/2013 9:16:36 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: SeekAndFind
Anthony Weiner gaining in New York mayor’s race

But if he is gaining for more than 4 hours, he should see a doctor.

31 posted on 05/29/2013 9:17:18 AM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Cyprus - the beginning)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’re just doing what the people in South Carolina did when they voted for Sanford....forgot about their personal transgressions and just voted for them based on where they stand on the issues.


32 posted on 05/29/2013 9:17:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind
Both 24 and 19 are meaningless numbers, and in the end, that's probably where their support will be.

The next mayor of NYC will be named Bill. The two Bills are getting the union support, and the unions are *not* forgetting that Quinn is the reason Bloomberg got a third term.

33 posted on 05/29/2013 9:19:22 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: SeekAndFind
So, we have a social-climbing pervert and a corrupt, lesbian government hack looking to replace a megalomaniac control freak in a city dominated by social climbers, queers, perverts, corrupt politicians and megalomaniacs.

Sounds about right.

34 posted on 05/29/2013 9:20:10 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: Tanniker Smith

You saying Joe Lohta doesn’t have a chance at all?


35 posted on 05/29/2013 9:20:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
Hey, Libs reelected Marion Barry. Wouldn't be surprised if the “Peter Tweeter” wins.
36 posted on 05/29/2013 9:22:35 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Gaffer
A fine tribute to the denizens of NYC. A collection of more imbecilic idiots would not be found on this earth

The future is as Detroit on the Hudson. The big banking houses and investment firms seem intent on re-hypothecating themselves and us out of existence. Remember that the auto industry was forever.

37 posted on 05/29/2013 9:23:25 AM PDT by Stentor
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To: SeekAndFind

Weiner/Holder 2016.

SnakeDoc


38 posted on 05/29/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("I've shot people I like more for less." -- Raylan Givens)
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To: apillar
Lol!
39 posted on 05/29/2013 9:23:29 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: SeekAndFind

40 posted on 05/29/2013 9:24:33 AM PDT by BO Stinkss ( I'd rather die on my feet than live on my knees)
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To: SeekAndFind


41 posted on 05/29/2013 9:30:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: andy58-in-nh

My wife wants to visit the city sometime. You know, the shows and the night life. Yuck!

I remind her of the Stones song — “Shattered.” “...bite the big apple don’t mind the maggots... bed bugs uptown..” Heck, we’d probably get mugged or some “terrorist” might explode a bomb not to mention NYC is an armpit.

My excuse is that it is expensive even though we could afford it if we saved our pennies. I’d rather spend that fortune somewhere else.


42 posted on 05/29/2013 9:36:16 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Gaffer

His wife is huma abedin (sp?) second highest at state under H! See m. Bachman s statements re this MB connected woman Then ask where is this disgraced NY congressman obnoxious and perverted by NY standards getting multi millions to run a serious campaign and able to get his wife (Muslim married to Jew) to stand by him and we just haven’t learned the lessons of the Clinton’s whose story these two follow and plan to follw to the top (WH). We think BO is bad? Whoa. Every joke on him he takes to the bank


43 posted on 05/29/2013 9:39:25 AM PDT by stanne
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a surprise. Campaigning with his past like is a heavy load. I thought he’d blow it.


44 posted on 05/29/2013 9:57:38 AM PDT by Rebelbase (1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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To: dhs12345
New York City can be a fun place to visit - I actually lived there for about three years back in the mid-1980s, and have some family who live in the region.

I've only been back a handful of times, but my impression is that the "night life" is vastly overrated - expensive beyond all reason, unless you like $15-$20 cocktails and obscenely loud music. Broadway show tickets can run upwards of $200 apiece, though they can be had for considerably less.

On a nice day, you might check out Central Park and its zoo, and then up Fifth Avenue to the museums (the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Natural History) or go downtown to Little Italy or for Asian food - the places can be crowded, but the food is often great and not outrageously priced. If you want to visit the World Trade Center memorial, you have to get tickets in advance (they're free, and available online).

Daily parking rates seem to be about $30-$35 these days, and then navigate the subway system or crosstown buses to get where you want to go. Definitely would not want to live there today - I'm not young or rich.

45 posted on 05/29/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Weiner grows as he eyes behind Christine.


46 posted on 05/29/2013 10:11:03 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: stanne

The MB is heavily invested in Weiner’s success, hence the narrative being structured this early to appear his poll numbers reflect potential for success.


47 posted on 05/29/2013 10:22:30 AM PDT by wtd
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To: andy58-in-nh
Better places to spend that kind of money. Like a trip to Hawaii or partway to Europe. It just seems pretentious and over priced although I do like museums. I do remember liking “Up State” — Endicott.

DC is better and that was first on our list. We have been to DC a couple of times and have enjoyed it.

48 posted on 05/29/2013 10:23:03 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Rebelbase

If Minnesota can have a professional wrestler for governor and a not funny jerk of a comedian for US senator,
weiner fits right in. He can only effect a city, not a state or the senate....


49 posted on 05/29/2013 10:24:46 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: SeekAndFind
You saying Joe Lohta doesn’t have a chance at all?

What are the chances that the average New York has even heard of him? (I actually had ... once, I think.) The other guy in GOP race has all the money and the radio ads at the moment. Does Lohta have a shot at getting the nomination or have the party bosses decided all that behind closed doors. (I know that there's a primary -- Bloomberg had a primary once, too, against Herman Badillo, who would've been a better mayor.)

50 posted on 05/29/2013 10:57:01 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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