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Weiner sex scandal grows

Clintons want him to drop mayoral run, N.Y. paper reports

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WASHINGTON -- The summer sex scandal engulfing Anthony Weiner keeps getting seamier, with bikini shots of his latest young sexting partner splashed in the pages of a New York City tabloid on Monday along with allegations Bill and Hillary Clinton want him to drop his bid to become mayor of America's biggest metropolis.

Former president Bill Clinton officiated at Weiner's 2010 wedding to Huma Abedin, who's a close confidante of his wife, the former secretary of state. The ties -- and inevitable comparisons -- between the two couples are prompting some to ask if the Weiner scandal could hurt Hillary Clinton as she eyes her own run for president in 2016.

As Hillary Clinton did following revelations of her husband's sexual dalliances with young White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Abedin has opted to "stand by her man" despite his X-rated online messages to 23-year-old Sydney Leathers. Seashore photos of the woman, who bears a physical resemblance to Lewinsky, became an Internet sensation on Monday.

Leathers, meantime, was headed to New York to sit down with radio shock jock Howard Stern in a scandal that is showing no signs of dissipating for Weiner, who insists he's staying in the race despite this weekend's departure of his campaign manager and pleas from fellow Democrats to drop out.

Leathers is now being represented by agent Gina Rodriguez, a former porn star and entertainment manager who's known for taking on dubious sudden celebrities, including "Tan Mom," a 44-year-old tanning salon addict. Leathers will be on Stern's show today and is doing a photo shoot for a New York design house and its line of leather clothing.

The New York Post reported Monday the Clintons are trying to distance themselves from Weiner and Abedin. The tabloid says the Clintons believe Abedin alluded to her mentor when she appeared beside her husband last week to insist she was standing by him -- and aren't pleased.

Meanwhile, Clinton and U.S. President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shared a meal Monday. While only that much is known for sure, the political speculation machine nevertheless went into overdrive, highlighting how closely both are being watched for signs of their intentions in the 2016 presidential race.

 

-- The Canadian Press / AP

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 30, 2013 A11

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