Weiner not dropping out of NYC mayoral race despite newly revealed explicit correspondence

Published on Tuesday, 23 July 2013 16:53 - Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman.

Weiner admitted today to exchanging racy photos and having X-rated chats with a woman he met online. He had resigned his House seat in June 2011 after acknowledging having sexual conversations with at least a half-dozen women.

The newly revealed correspondence was posted Monday by the gossip website The Dirty. The woman involved was not identified. She says their online relationship began in July 2012 and lasted for six months.

The married ex-congressman had predicted more texts and photos might come out. Since re-entering public life this spring, he has apologized repeatedly for his behavior. He also has been near the top of most mayoral polls since entering the race.