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Weiner will not leave NYC mayoral race after new explicit chats are made public

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NEW YORK -- Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says he is staying in the New York City mayoral race after additional explicit online chats he had with a young woman were made public.

These chats apparently occurred after he stepped down from Congress after he was caught up in a sexting scandal back in 2011.

Mark Grimm, a local media consultant put it simply -- just when you think Anthony Weiner has shocked you enough, he goes even further.

The former congressman apologized to his wife and the public on Tuesday, but it will now be interesting to see where his campaign goes from here.

"While some of what was posted today is true and some is not, there is no doubt that what I did was wrong," he said during a press conference. "This is entirely behind me and it was when I decided to get in and we had this conversation that is why, if you remember in the early days of campaign I said yes - I said that there was." 

Back in 2011, Weiner resigned his House seat after acknowledging having sexual conversations with at least a half-dozen women.

"I would tell him to go away and get your life in order," said Grimm. "That would be my advice to him."

But Weiner says he's staying in the race and asking for another chance from voters.

"I am responsible for this behavior that got us in this place, but in many ways things are not that much different than yesterday," said Weiner.

"If they give him a third chance, then the voters have given up on standards when it comes to their officials and that is a pretty sad thing," said Grimm.

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