Got Dirt on Anthony Weiner? GOP Wants To Hear Women's Horror Stories

Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota Pleads for Gossip on Rival

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By Forward Staff

Published July 02, 2013.
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Got dirt on Anthony Weiner? The Republican frontrunner in the race for Gracie Mansion wants to hear from you.

GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota says he wants women who have dated Weiner or have been “disrespected” by the disgraced Congressman-turned-wannabe mayor to come forward with their horror stories.

“I hope [women] will come to the right conclusion after enough women come out and talk about what it was like to be with him and date him and things like that,” Lhota said on “The Andrea Tantaros Show” on the Talk Radio Network, according to the New York Post.

“New York women have to decide for themselves if this is someone who has the character to be mayor,” he added.

Weiner’s spokeswoman said he wouldn’t respond to Lhota’s attack, the Post said.

“Anthony is too busy talking about the future of the middle class and those struggling to make it to respond to Mr. Lhota’s mud throwing,” campaign spokeswoman Barbara Morgan said.

Weiner, who is married to State Department official Huma Abedin and has a young son, was forced to resign from Congress after he was caught sending inappropriate Tweets to women.

He announced a comeback bid for mayor last month and has been surging in the polls.

Although he is the only Jewish candidate in the race, Weiner has struggled to gain support among Jewish voters and donors.

Weiner faces City Council President Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and several others in a crowded Democratic primary in the race to succeed Michael Bloomberg.

Lhota, the head of New York’s transit agency is battling for the GOP nod.


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