NYC Voters Reject Redemption for Weiner, Spitzer

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, two brash New Yorkers whose careers were shattered by sex scandals, sought political redemption in Tuesday’s primaries after a campaign season that played out at times like a lurid reality show.
September 11, 2013

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, two brash New Yorkers whose careers were shattered by sex scandals, sought political redemption in Tuesday’s primaries after a campaign season that played out at times like a lurid reality show.

And at least one of them appeared likely to be voted off the stage.

As primary day arrived, the polls had Weiner, a one-time front-runner for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York, languishing in fourth place, his image probably in worse shape than when he jumped into the race.

Those same polls had Spitzer locked in a tight contest for city comptroller.

Both Democrats’ attempts at a comeback started strong.

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