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'Sexting' New York Congressman Weiner's wife stands by him

June 8, 2011 - New York

New York Democratic party Congressman Anthony Weiner's wife, Huma Abedin, won't ditch him, and is actually working overtime to help salvage his gravely wounded political career, a close friend has revealed.

"She loves her husband very much. She is committed to her husband and her marriage," The New York Post quoted the close friend, as saying.

The 35-year-old, who is an aide to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is adamant that Weiner would not resign, and is optimistic that he can continue his career as an elected official, the source said.

"I think people have weathered worse. They are still talking all the time about what to do to survive the scandal," the source added.

Earlier, addressing a news conference, Weiner had admitted to sending lewd photographs to many women through the social networking website Twitter.

Weiner said that he was "deeply ashamed" about the explicit exchanges that he had had with six women over the last three years, some of which occurred after he got married in 2010.

But the seven-term congressman said he would not resign, and expressed the hope that he could win back the trust of his constituents.

"This was me doing a dumb thing and doing it repeatedly and then lying about it. And that's all there is," Weiner said.


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