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Cuomo: It Would Be a "Shame" if Weiner Were Elected Mayor

The governor said it would be "Shame on us" if Anthony Weiner becomes New York's next mayor

Thursday, May 23, 2013  |  Updated 4:38 PM EDT
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Cuomo: It Would Be a "Shame" if Weiner Were Elected Mayor

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Asked how he'd react if Anthony Weiner won the mayor's race, Gov. Cuomo answered: "Shame on us."

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a "shame" if Anthony Weiner were elected mayor of New York City.

Speaking to editors at the Syracuse Post-Standard newspaper Wednesday, the governor, who also leads the state Democratic Party, weighed in on a Weiner candidacy for the first time.

Weiner is back on the political scene two years after a series of raunchy text messages ended his congressional career.

Asked how he'd react if Weiner won, Cuomo answered: "Shame on us."

On Wednesday, he pointedly stayed away from the topic. Asked to comment on Weiner's candidacy, he answered: "None. No reaction. None."

A spokeswoman for the Weiner campaign did not comment.

Weiner is among several Democrats trying to succeed Michael Bloomberg. 

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