Voters pass judgment on Weiner, Spitzer comebacks

Associated Press
Sydney Leathers, who engaged in online sex chats with Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner last summer, tries to enter his election gathering place at Connolly's Pub in midtown Tuesday, September 10, 2013 in New York. Weiner surprisingly entered the race in May after being in political exile since resigning from Congress in 2011 upon admitting to lewd online exchanges with women who were not his wife. (AP Photo/Jin Lee)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Voters were not in a forgiving mood for two brash New Yorker whose careers were shattered by sex scandals.

With 96 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Anthony Weiner was far behind in the city's Democratic mayoral primary, with about 5 percent of the vote.

Eliot Spitzer lost the primary contest for city comptroller to Scott Stringer, the Manhattan borough president. Stringer took 52 percent of the vote to Spitzer's 48 percent.

Weiner quit Congress in 2011 after sending lewd messages and pictures to women. And Spitzer resigned as governor in 2008 after having sex with prostitutes.

A onetime front-runner, Weiner was polling in fourth place as primary day arrived. His campaign all but collapsed after he was caught sexting again.

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