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Christine Quinn Compares Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer To Kardashians

07/15/2013 12:48 pm ET
AP

Christine Quinn took a swipe at Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer, saying their campaigns have added a "Kardashian-like atmosphere” to New York City politics.

The New York Post reports Quinn was speaking at a fundraising dinner Saturday night when she made the comment. Guests at the dinner included Calvin Klein and Roberta Kaplan, the attorney who successfully argued on behalf of Edith Windsor.

“It is a race about second chances, but you have to consider if certain people deserve second chances," the city council speaker said.

Quinn, who was considered the frontrunner in the mayoral race until Weiner gained the lead in June, also suggested Weiner's record as member of Congress was too thin for him to successfully run the city.

Quinn made similar comments during an appearance on "Morning Joe" last week.

“But the thing about second chances is, one, you need to earn them, and then, two, we need to really look at what people were doing before their fall from grace, " Quinn said. "And if you [look at] Anthony Weiner’s record, he passed one bill in Congress and it was a bill that was clearly at the request of a campaign donor."

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after sending lewd photos over Twitter.

Spitzer, who announced his candidacy for New York City comptroller last week, resigned as governor in 2008 after a prostitution scandal.

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