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'What is Wrong with You?' Anthony Weiner Answers Lawrence O'Donnell

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Published on Sep 9, 2013

New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner told MSNBC he's optimistic about his chances of clearing Tuesday's democratic primary in an interview on Andrea Mitchell Reports.

"Once I'm the nominee and once it's clear that I've become the mayor, I'll get all the briefings I need," he told guest host Kristen Welker, in response to comments by New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly that no mayoral candidate had asked for a briefing on terrorism.

Once a front-runner in the mayoral race, Weiner saw support for his mayoral bid plummet after newly confirmed sexting allegations in July. He resigned from Congress two years earlier after the public learned he sent sexually explicit text messages to women online.

Weiner trails three candidates in the democratic field. According to an NBC 4 New York/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll conducted Sept. 3-6, Bill de Blasio leads the pack with 36% of the vote, with William Thompson and Christine Quinn tied at 20%.

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