Public Advocate Calls on Weiner to Withdraw From Mayoral Race

July 23, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called on Anthony Weiner to withdraw from the mayoral race amid new allegations of lewd photos Weiner sent to a woman.

“People are hurting in this city. They are looking to this election for a mayor to address the issues they care about,” de Blasio said. “But the sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of this event.”

De Blasio said that he first wanted to give Weiner a second chance, but that the new allegations of Weiner’s improper behavior have pushed him over the edge.

“Enough is enough,” de Blasio said. “I am calling on Anthony to withdraw from this race.”

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