Weiner Concedes: 'I Was an Imperfect Messenger'
Sexting partner tries to crash NYC also-ran's event
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 11, 2013 12:03 AM CDT
Sydney Leathers, who engaged in online sex chats with Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner last summer, tries to enter his election gathering place at Connolly's Pub.   (AP Photo/Jin Lee)

(Newser) – While the final result in the Democratic primary for NYC mayor remains unclear, we can finally, finally stick a fork in Anthony Weiner's torturous campaign to run the Big Apple. The scandal-plagued former congressman finished in fifth place with around 5% of the vote. "We had the best ideas. Sadly, I was an imperfect messenger," he said at his concession speech, thanking his family and campaign staff, the Huffington Post reports. Moments after the speech, he flipped off a reporter, according to Politico.

Weiner scored highly in the polls when he entered the race, but his numbers dived and his campaign took a turn for the farcical when it emerged that he had engaged in racy online relationships under the name "Carlos Danger" even after resigning from Congress. Sexting partner Sydney Leathers tried to crash his election night party, saying she wanted to finally meet him in person, reports the New York Daily News. He should have quit the race months ago "just because he's such an embarrassment." she told reporters. "People say I ruined his marriage. He ruined his marriage." Click for some of the Weiner campaign's lowlights.

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Oct 23, 2013 11:06 AM CDT
I always questioned Weiners wife's relationship with Hilary. A whole lot of weirdness in this crowd.
Sep 18, 2013 2:27 PM CDT
Once his popularity dropped, Weiner just couldn't get it up.
Sep 12, 2013 1:50 PM CDT
This guy is his name sake! Imperfect, lol, I can think of many more accurate words to describe him but Newser has strict posting regulations and I respect them more than this idiot!