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Wed July 24, 2013

Weiner Scandal, Now With Wife At Side

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When New York Congressman Anthony Weiner apologized for a sexting scandal and resigned from Congress in 2011, a key figure was absent: his wife, Huma Abedin.

Weiner found himself making a public mea culpa again Tuesday for a newfound sexting scandal amid his New York City mayoral run. But this time, the Democrat was there to stay in, not bow out — and Abedin was by his side.

The gossip website The Dirty posted X-rated text messages and a lewd photograph that it said Weiner exchanged with an unidentified woman. Weiner acknowledged sending such messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after his resignation from the House.

Abedin said she loves him, forgives him and believes in him.

Her message could prove important to shaping voters' views.

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