Weiner releases new campaign ad saying he won't quit
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 02:01:03 GMT —
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.
The one-minute-long video was posted on his campaign's website Tuesday evening.
Speaking directly into the camera, the former congressman addresses politicians and newspaper editors who have said he should quit.
He says they don't know New York or him and that quitting isn't what New Yorkers do, they "fight through tough things."
Last week, Weiner acknowledged exchanging sexually explicit messages online after similar behavior spurred his resignation from Congress in 2011. He says in the video if someone reveals "embarrassing" things about your private life, you have to talk about it.
A new poll released Monday found Weiner's support fell from 26 percent last week to 16 percent.