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Should Anthony Weiner, aka Carlos Danger, step down from the race for New York mayor?
24 July 2013 09:32 AM
Anthony Weiner won't enter the annals of history as the first politician to find their campaign threatened by a sex scandal, but the former Congressman, who was leading in some polls in the race for New York mayor, certainly will find a niche as the Democrat with the most ludicrous sexual alias.
It was revealed by gossip site thedirty.com last night that Mr Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after adulterous sexting came to light, had also been conducting raunchy conversations and sending out naked pictures under the soubriquet of "Carlos Danger".
Mr Weiner rejected calls from his rivals for the New York Mayoralty to pull out of the race, saying that the behaviour alleged was in his past. Huma Abedin, Weiner's wife, has has stuck with the politician so far.
However, claims that this new relationship began only a year ago - after the 2011 scandal and Weiner's public repentance - might spell trouble.
Commentators online seized quickly on 'Carlos Danger', with Slate offering their own sexting name generator for those thinking of entering politics.
Do you think the scandal should see Weiner end his campaign? Or is the candidate right to brush it off?