August 8th, 2013
04:36 PM ET
9 years ago

Leathers makes her pick for NYC mayor

(CNN) – Sydney Leathers, the 23-year-old paralegal from Indiana who came forward about her ex-online relationship with Anthony Weiner, said in an interview published Thursday that she backs City Council Speaker Christie Quinn for mayor, not her former sexting partner.

"Obviously she doesn't have the impulse control problems that Anthony has," Leathers said in the interview with Complex, a men's lifestyle magazine.

Now that Weiner has dropped in recent polls, Quinn is considered the frontrunner in the crowded Democratic primary race. Other contenders have also gained ground, including Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former Comptroller Bill Thompson.

Quinn, if elected, would be the first female and first openly-gay mayor of New York City. Leather said a vote for Quinn would be an "easy choice."

"I love the fact that she is out and proud," Leathers said. "I have so many gay friends and I feel like she would be a great ally for that community. She cares about middle-class people. She cares about students. I feel like she is more in line and up to the standard that should be set for the mayor."

Since going public about her former ties with Weiner, Leathers has embraced the media attention, granting multiple interviews and taking part in pornographic photo shoots.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Sniffit

    And will she be picking Ron Jeremy or maybe James Deen for her first film? You ask all the wrong questions, CNN.

    August 8, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. Sniffit

    Yes, clearly, she has great judgment and we're all interested in her thoughts. This is the journalistic version of defecating on a hamburger bun and then trying to serve it as a sloppy joe. Even the thing you want us to believe it to be is still disgusting crap.

    August 8, 2013 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    And her decision affects the race how?

    August 8, 2013 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. PJ

    And, obvioulsy Leathers doesn't have the "impulse controls" either. What a twit. The last paragraph proves it.

    @Sniffit: Glad I don't like sloppy joes. Yuk.

    August 8, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  5. don in albuquerque

    Are we really supposed to care what what this idiot thinks?

    August 8, 2013 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Obviously she doesn't have the impulse control problems that Anthony has," Leathers said in the interview with Complex, a men's lifestyle magazine."

    Goodness. And here I was thinking their "combined" impulse control issues is what got the two of them twittering away together to begin with.

    Enough of the Leathers coverage ... yes, CNN?

    August 8, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. D. Johnson

    Could someone just turn her off please.

    August 8, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  8. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    What's your phone number Sydney?????

    August 8, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  9. NC

    Good grief CNN is this news? You are really losing your credibility.

    August 8, 2013 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  10. Wake up People!

    And we care about this tramps opinion why???

    Fox-lite strikes again......

    August 8, 2013 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    "Could someone just turn her off please."

    HA! Too easy, but obligatory: "You can't...Sydney Leathers is always turned on!"

    Thank you, thank you...I'll be here all week...journalism, on the other hand, has left the building...

    August 8, 2013 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. Wake up People!

    ROFLMAO Sniffit!!

    Encore! Encore! Encore!!

    August 8, 2013 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  13. anonymous

    Wow... liberals attacking the poor women who didn't initiate the sexting.... nice. Continue that war on women, along with Spitzer, Weiner and Filner.

    August 8, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. AZ Girl

    I wouldn't take pilitical advice from this "child" anymore than I would dating advice. Geez k owing she's a paralegal makes me embarrassed to admit I'm one. I am SO glad I raised my daughter to have dignity, class, and morals. Her parents must be proud!

    August 8, 2013 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  15. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Here we go, an opportunistic parasite is now a media darling. Weiner should not be elected to any office simply for lowering the bar to this level.

    August 8, 2013 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  16. Woman In California

    Lately, I haven't had much interest in politics so I didn't know who this woman was and assumed the "dog" was the main story. Now that I know – who would really take the opinion of a woman who thinks it's cute to be introduced to the world as Weiner's [you fill in the blank]? What a moral decay this country is falling into by making [fill in the blank]s front page news.

    August 8, 2013 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  17. S. B. Stein

    She's not a NYC voter so her choice doesn't matter. Why is CNN covering this.

    August 8, 2013 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  18. Marie MD

    wiener is a sicko and leathers is part of the first profession in the world.
    The new mutant from AK. Not a politician but jammed down our throat by CNN. Not sure if pun intended here or just disgust for another bimbo looking for her 15 minutes of fame.
    Cute dog tough.

    August 9, 2013 06:28 am at 6:28 am |