Weiner not dropping out of NYC mayoral race

JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press
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In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin pose for photographs after the ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin pose for photographs after the ceremonial swearing in of the 112th Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Weiner says he’s not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman.

Weiner admitted on Tuesday to exchanging racy photos and having X-rated chats with a woman he met online. He had resigned his House seat in June 2011 after acknowledging having sexual conversations with at least a half-dozen women.

The newly revealed correspondence was posted Monday by the gossip website The Dirty. The woman involved was not identified. She says their online relationship began in July 2012 and lasted for six months.

The married ex-congressman had predicted more texts and photos might come out. Since re-entering public life this spring, he has apologized repeatedly for his behavior. He also has been near the top of most mayoral polls since entering the race.

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