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Weiner staying in

Democrat Anthony Weiner announced at a press conference this evening that he will not withdraw from the New York mayoral race, despite sexual messages revealed today between him and a woman who is not his wife . "I'm pleased and blessed [my wife] has given me a second chance. For the past several months I've been asking New Yorkers to also give me another chance," Weiner said, apologizing again to his wife Huma Abedin, who stood by his side. "I hope they're still continuing to give me a second chance."

Abedin, who has rarely spoken on the campaign trail, stood next to her husband and added some words herself. "Anthony has made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after. But I do believe that this is between us," she said, reading from a statement. "It was not an easy choice, but I made the decision to stay in this marriage"

She continued: "I love him. I have forgiven him. I believe in him. And as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward."

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