Spitzer: I'm Not Voting for Weiner
Says he'd fire any public employee for sexting, too
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 29, 2013 6:42 PM CDT
Eliot Spitzer.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

(Newser) – Ouch. When even the other sex-scandal candidate won't support you, you know you're in trouble. In an interview with MSNBC, Eliot Spitzer said he won't be voting for Anthony Weiner for mayor of New York City, and that he'd fire any public employee he caught sexting, the Hill reports. "We have had a number of instances over the years where inevitably, of course, municipal employees, state employees have used computers and the like for improper purposes and there is an appropriate sanction for that and there should be," Spitzer said.

Meanwhile, a new poll released today found 53% of Democratic primary voters think the politician formerly known as Carlos Danger should drop out of the race, Politico reports. The Quinnipiac University poll also has Weiner dropping to fourth place in the race with 16%—compared with 26% and first place last week—though the poll has a 4.6 percentage-point margin of error. But that still puts him well behind Christine Quinn, who leads the poll of 466 people with 27%. A Marist poll released last week showed a similar slide for Weiner. Meanwhile, Weiner took a drubbing on the Sunday talk shows.

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Aug 1, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
spitzer weiiner filner white house calling bho has jobs for you!
Jul 30, 2013 8:12 PM CDT
I don't believe Weiner should pull out prematurely
Jul 30, 2013 3:16 PM CDT
Hey Spitzer will make a great Comptroler. He was a champion against Wall Street corruption as Att General. As for his scandal, what he did was not that unusual, cheat on his wife with super hot women. Weiner is a perv who did things that will haunt his family and children for the rest of their livesand turned his name into a laughing stock.. New York can forgive Spitzer but Weiner, I don't think so. Trying to compare Spitzer and Weiner just doesn't work.