Cuomo: Weiner NYC mayoral win would be a "shame"

Posted at: 05/24/2013 8:58 AM
By: Associated Press

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it would be a "shame" if Anthony Weiner was 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."

Earlier 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.