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Anthony Weiner
AP10ThingsToSee - New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner leaves his apartment building in New York on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The former congressman acknowledged sending explicit text messages to a woman as recently as last summer, more than a year after sexting revelations destroyed his congressional career. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Weiner Losing Ground, Admits to More Sexting



New York, NY (AP) A new poll suggests Anthony Weiner's new sexting scandal is taking a toll on his New York City mayoral prospects.
  
He's fallen behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the Democratic primary race, and Democratic voters are split on whether he should drop out of the race.
  
The NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll was released Thursday. It's the first poll conducted entirely after new disclosures about Weiner's online dalliances.
  
He left Congress in 2011 over racy online exchanges he'd had with women. He acknowledged Tuesday his indiscretions continued last year.
  
Earlier, Weiner was near the top of most polls. The new one shows Quinn leads him 25 percent to 16 percent among registered Democrats.

Thursday, Weiner says he traded racy messages with as many as three women after resigning from Congress in 2011 for similar conduct.
  
The married Democrat also said Thursday that he's still "working with people" to get help dealing with his penchant for X-rated online flirting. But he disputes any suggestion that it's an addiction.
  
Weiner now says he had bawdy exchanges with six to 10 women while in office.

He's continuing his New York City mayoral campaign amid the latest round of disclosures about his behavior.
  
It got seamier Thursday, when the gossip site The Dirty posted what it says is a lewd photo of Weiner that he sent to a woman last year.
  
Weiner acknowledged earlier this week that his indiscretions continued after his resignation. He insists they have now stopped.

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