(CNN) - Anthony Weiner, the embattled New York City mayoral candidate who admitted this week to sending raunchy chats to a young woman last summer, estimated Thursday he had online relationships with three different women after his 2011 resignation from Congress.
But speaking at a news conference, the Democrat said he couldn't say for sure how many more women might come forward.
"There are a few. I don't have a specific number for you," Weiner said. "There are people I've had exchanges with that are completely appropriate, and that there are no pictures or illicit texts or anything. Now if those people want to say they don't like the exchanges we had either, I don't know where to put them."
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Weiner stepped down from his House seat in 2011 after admitting to sending lewd photos and messages to multiple women online. He pointed out Thursday that when he left the House of Representatives, he admitted to exchanging messages with six women.
He then provided a rough total of how many women he's engaged with sexually online.
"It's not dozens and dozens," he said. "It's six to ten, I suppose, but I can't tell you absolutely what people are going to consider inappropriate or not."
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Pressed to provide a guess as to how many of those relationships occurred after his resignation, Weiner said, "I don't believe I had any more than three."
Weiner has resisted calls from his rivals to withdraw from the race for New York City mayor, saying the decision of whether he's trustworthy enough for the job should be up to voters.
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Why Anthony Weiner's problem is ours, too
He looks weird – what's with his nose? Too skinny – should eat some steak or something.
Not even if he was the last man on earth.
Although I believe this man to be repugnant, it's not what he did that bothers me. It's that he did it multiple times AFTER he was caught. This man has serious impulse-control problems along with an addictive nature. Why would anyone who truly cared about New York City, the state of New York, and the nation as a whole want this man in charge of anything? Are Democrats that desperate that they would vote for this man?
Look at Andrew and the good ole boys club yucking it up – like it was Comedy Central. I
Icky stuff, Mr. Weiner. Even your oldest dearest most extremist dem WOMAN FRIEND, Nancy Pelosi says so. She says you need help – not another go round of high privilege and public office. Look at him, people. He reeks of perversion and he simply doesn't care.
THIS IS NOT A WORTHY NEWS STORY.
This isn't an indicator of Weiner's ability to run the City of New York, and its his personal business. If Americans were so concerned about this kind of thing, why do people criticizing Weiner right now also revere Bill Clinton so much?!?
@Sweet Caress: First you ask "is he really mayor material?" Then you answer in in your last sentence–"So he's an idiot...who cares...". Well, I don't think an "idiot" qualifies as mayor material.
...a little bit of Monica in my life...a little bit of Erica by my side...a little bit of Rita is all I need........
How do guys like this always seem to have unlimited funds to run for the next office?
A man who doesn't learn from his mistakes...sounds perfect for political office.
This man really is an embarrasment for America – get rid of him once and for all.
Does he not realise that he is quite ugly.
As for his wife, surely she can find someone better than this idiot – or is she staying because of the old saying " better the devil you do know'? She really has no pride if she stays with him.
can we please have the list of any voters who would even think of electing this mental case to dog catcher, so we can commit them too.
I too am tired about hearing about (his) Weiner. Either his wife accepts this or she does not. That is for them to work out, not the rest of the world.
His wife should leave him...now...he will never change.
In New York he'll have no problems getting elected, considering his background.
But once elected, he might need an armed guard, not to protect him, but to protect women from his "Sleaziness".
Sounds a candidate for President
Bill Clinton's greatest student?
Weiner might be a dick, but, he's definitely got some balls.
Hey wait a minute! I just received a text from Weiner.
If Weiner was a conservative from South Carolina, he'd get elected easily. NYC will not put up with this jerk any longer.
Not sure how many, but it was sure fun while it lasted.
First days of the Royal Baby as CNN's Top Headline and now THIS? Please, CNN, give us something better!!!
So are we really a society that feels we have no control over losers like this ? Just simply vote for someone else. This guy is nothing more than a NARCISSISSTIC PIG, who has most likely convinced his brainless wife that she is lucky to have him. She can have all the parchment in the world, but it is painfully obvious that she HAS NO COMMON SENSE WHATSOEVER ! She made the comment " this is between Anthony (aka pervert). That BS is what she is telling herself. If he is running for political office people expect HONESTY.
He needs to go on Dr. Drew, not run for office.
Someone send out the bimbo brigade
Do You want to shake hands with him?!