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

(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.

Eliot Spitzer.
Eliot Spitzer.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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