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Cuomo says it would be a 'shame' if Anthony Weiner is elected mayor of NYC

Anthony Weiner


New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a "shame" if Anthony Weiner was elected mayor of New York City.


Speaking to editors at the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper Thursday, the governor, who also leads the state Democratic Party, weighed in on a Weiner candidacy for the first time.


Weiner is back on the political scene two years after a series of raunchy text messages ended his congressional career.


Asked how he'd react if Weiner won, Cuomo answered: "Shame on us."


On Wednesday, he pointedly stayed away from the topic. Asked to comment on Weiner's candidacy, he answered: "None. No reaction. None."


A spokeswoman for the Weiner campaign didn't immediately return a call and email seeking comment.


Weiner is among several Democrats trying to succeed Michael Bloomberg.

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