September 11th, 2013
01:55 AM ET
7 months ago

Weiner dodges sexting partner, flips the bird as he rides off

New York (CNN) – The now-immortalized final moment of Anthony Weiner's failed New York mayoral campaign was the candidate's middle finger directed at a reporter curbside as his car drove away Tuesday night.

CNN affiliate NY-1 captured Weiner flipping the bird on video as the candidate departed his primary election night party after delivering his concession speech, punctuating the end of his bizarre campaign and an odd evening.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
De Blasio tops NY mayoral primary; Weiner distant fifth
September 11th, 2013
01:00 AM ET
7 months ago

De Blasio tops NY mayoral primary; Weiner distant fifth

New York (CNN) - New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, who began his campaign as a long-shot but surfed a late wave of momentum by tapping into liberal anxiety over the three-term administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, overwhelmed his opponents on Tuesday to finish first in the city's Democratic mayoral primary.

With results still being counted late Tuesday evening, de Blasio, the city's public advocate, was bobbing around the 40% mark needed to avoid a three-week runoff race for the Democratic nomination.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Christine Quinn • New York
5 things to watch for in New York mayor's race
September 10th, 2013
06:29 AM ET
8 months ago

5 things to watch for in New York mayor's race

New York (CNN) - It's primary day in New York City, where a whole lot of Democrats and not that many Republicans will select their nominees for mayor and a slate of other city offices.

Given the city's liberal bent, the primary serves as a de facto general election. Most of Tuesday's Democratic winners will sail to victory in November against token Republican opposition.

But New York hasn't elected a Democratic mayor since 1989, when David Dinkins became the city's first African-American mayor. This is shaping up to be the year that streak ends.

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Filed under: New York
September 9th, 2013
12:02 PM ET
8 months ago

In Weiner's final days, more a curiosity than a candidate

New York (CNN) – Anthony Weiner was running almost an hour late for his final campaign appearance of the weekend, two days before he faces all-but-certain political doom in Tuesday's Democratic primary for New York mayor.

There was a "child care mixup" at home, an aide said. Weiner had to peel off the campaign trail and hustle back to his Park Avenue residence to pick up his 20-month-old son, Jordan. Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, has been absent from his side for weeks.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Combative Weiner still says he can win
September 9th, 2013
08:46 AM ET
8 months ago

Combative Weiner still says he can win

(CNN) – The day before New York City's mayoral primary, embattled Democratic candidate Anthony Weiner still thinks he has a good chance of winning, maintaining that voters are far more interested in his policies than his personal history.

The former congressman, in an interview on NBC's "Today Show" said that his chances going into the primary are good, despite the latest polls showing Weiner in single digits, far behind city public advocate Bill de Blasio, council speaker Christine Quinn and comptroller Bill Thompson.
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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'
September 7th, 2013
05:10 PM ET
8 months ago

Bloomberg: de Blasio's campaign 'racist'

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Hizzoner still hasn't made an endorsement in New York City's mayoral race but we know which hopeful he doesn't want to end up in Gracie Mansion.

In an interview for the upcoming issue of New York magazine, Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio's campaign "racist."

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5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy
September 6th, 2013
04:36 PM ET
8 months ago

5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy

(CNN) – It looks like Tuesday is going to be wild.

Here's why:
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Filed under: Colorado • New York • President Obama
September 4th, 2013
08:36 PM ET
8 months ago

Anthony Weiner challenges man who rebuked him for being 'married to an Arab'

(CNN) – Beleaguered New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner got into a war of words Wednesday with a man who lashed out at him for being "married to an Arab," in addition to chastising the former congressman about his well-documented sexting scandal.

The incident began inside a bakery in Brooklyn's Borough Park neighborhood, where the man yelled out to Weiner, who had just bought cookies and an iced coffee, "You're a real scumbag."

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • New York
New York City Democrats wrap up last of three mayor's race debates
September 4th, 2013
07:14 AM ET
8 months ago

New York City Democrats wrap up last of three mayor's race debates

New York (CNN) – Five of six Democratic candidates vying to become the next mayor of New York City took to the airwaves Tuesday night in the last of three debates. The hourlong televised debate continued for another half hour online, one week before the primary.

Unlike the last debate, during which the city's stop-and-frisk law enforcement policies dominated the discussion, the Democratic candidates answered questions on everything from immigration and labor contracts to education.

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Filed under: Anthony Weiner • Bill de Blasio • Christine Quinn • New York
De Blasio opens lead in New York's mayoral race
August 30th, 2013
07:47 AM ET
8 months ago

De Blasio opens lead in New York's mayoral race

(CNN) – Bill de Blasio, New York City's public advocate, has opened a double digit lead over his Democratic rivals for mayor, a poll showed Friday.

The New York Times/Siena College survey also indicated Eliot Spitzer, a former governor, maintaining his healthy lead in the race for the city's top financial post, the day after another poll showed a dead heat.
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Filed under: New York • Polls
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