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Ex-congressman Weiner takes lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

NyetToTheLeft Wrote: Jun 26, 2013 3:00 PM
they already have a whiner for a mayor, may as well go whole hog and have a weiner next!

By Edith Honan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, attempting a political comeback two years after resigning in disgrace from the legislature, has taken the lead over his Democratic rivals in the race for New York City mayor, a poll showed.

Weiner has the backing of 25 percent of registered Democrats, while City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the early front-runner and a close ally of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trails with 20 percent, according to Tuesday's Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll.

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has 13 percent, followed by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio with 10 percent...

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