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Anthony Weiner Releases Ad Insisting He Won't Drop Out Of Mayoral Race

07/30/2013 06:55 pm ET | Updated Jul 31, 2013

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has faced a severe drop in the polls after admitting to sending inappropriate messages and photos to women after his resignation from Congress, released a new campaign ad Tuesday, insisting that he will not leave the race.

In the campaign spot, Weiner addresses "newspaper editors and other politicians" who have called on him to drop out.

"Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City," Weiner says in the ad. "We fight through tough things. We're a tough city."

Watch the full ad above.

In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, the former Democratic congressman dropped to fourth place after previously leading his fellow candidates prior to the latest sexting revelations. However, Weiner has maintained that he won't drop out, saying the decision should not be up to the press.

“It’s not up to you decide, it’s not up to me decide, voters I want to make this decision,” Weiner told reporters last Friday. “And they’ve got plenty of information on me to make it on, and I want to give them more every day.”

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