Weiner in new NY campaign ad: I won't quit

New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner walks by supporters as he arrives for a candidate forum on small business, in the Inwood section of the borough of Manhattan, in New York, Tuesday, July 30, 2013. Weiner plunged to fourth place among Democrats in a poll taken since he admitted to having illicit online exchanges with women even after he resigned from Congress amid a sexting scandal. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
July 31, 2013 7:53:57 AM PDT
New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.

The 1 minute 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 that when "embarrassing" things in a person's private life become public, the person should talk about it.

A new poll released Monday found Weiner's support fell from 26 percent last week to 16 percent.


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