One of Anthony Weiner's former sexting partners made a surprise appearance outside the New York City mayoral candidate's primary party at Connolly's Pub on 47th Street in Midtown Tuesday night.
HuffPost was at the scene and asked Sydney Leathers, the woman whose revelations of her relationship with Weiner may have brought down his mayoral bid, how she predicted her ex-sexting partner would fare in the polls.
"I think he'll do horribly," Leathers said. "I don't think he can handle a city as large as New York. He can't even handle meeting up with someone like me."
"He changed his whole schedule earlier to avoid running into me," since she came forward with explicit text messages and pictures from the former congressman, she added. (That's a claim the Weiner campaign denies.)
Pressed further on why she was so eager to confront Weiner in the election's aftermath, Leathers replied, "Why not?"
She was eventually denied entry into the event, but appeared content to pose for photos outside.
— Michael McLaughlin (@McLaughlinnews) September 11, 2013
For live results from the primary, go here. For an update on the latest news, check out the live blog below:
NY1 reports that Board of Elections will do a recount to determine whether De Blasio got 40%— Dan Amira (@DanAmira) September 11, 2013
An exuberant de Blasio spoke before supporters Tuesday evening, offering "my gratitude" and stating that "I will never forget what you have done...you have made this campaign a cause, and I thank you for elevating it to that level."
With 96 percent of precincts reporting and Bill de Blasio hovering microscopically above the 40 percent threshold needed to secure the Democratic mayoral nomination, it appears that votes are poised for a recount. Bill Thompson has stated that he is not conceding tonight and is reportedly chanting "three more weeks!" with supporters.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn officially conceded the Democratic nomination for mayor in a speech at the Dream Hotel with wife Kim Catullo by her side. For a full list of live results, click here.
SCOTT STRINGER!!! This man will classily carry our city's purse like an awesome boyfriend. So happy, and proud of my @audreygelman.— Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) September 11, 2013
.@JoeLhota4Mayor on @deBlasioNYC "Tale of 2 Cities" theme: "Nothing more than class-warfare, an attempt to divide our city"— Emily Ngo (@epngo) 4 years ago
According to HuffPost's polling data, Scott Stringer has earned the Democratic nomination for New York City comptroller, with 93 percent of precincts reporting. Eliot Spitzer is said to be delivering his concession speech shortly.
Reporter with NBC Ch4, Shimon Prokupecz, says Weiner gave him the finger from car as he drove away.— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer) 4 years ago
GOP mayoral nomination called for Joe Lhota, beating out rivals John Catsimatidis and George McDonald.
"We had the best ideas. Sadly, I was an imperfect messenger" - @anthonyweiner conceding— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) 2 years ago
Anthony Weiner says his family is with him. He's speaking alone on the stage though.— Mara Gay (@MaraGay) 4 years ago
Weiner conceding.— Nick Confessore (@nickconfessore) 2 years ago
Squadron leading Tish James right now by NINE votes, with 45 % of vote in. So close! http://t.co/m8EVYFOLRf— laura (@nahmias) September 11, 2013
Even anti-Quinn gays were telling me she'd get 60% of gay vote. For her to only pull out 39% (as exit poll says), is astounding. #NYC2013— Mike Signorile (@MSignorile) September 11, 2013
6% of precincts are now reporting, and de Blasio is *under* 40% in each of the 5 boroughs.— Taniel (@Taniel) 5 years ago
Stu Applebaum acknowledges that Quinn may have benefited from stressing the historic aspects of her candidacy more— Jill Colvin (@colvinj) 4 years ago
Bill Thompson's campaign manager is explaining why nobody knows who Thompson is even though he's been around forever.— Josh Barro (@jbarro) 5 years ago
De Blasio leads in virtually every demographic cut of NYC electorate, according to exit polls. http://t.co/KeELJ0yQ9W— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) September 11, 2013
JUST IN: More exit polls just came in from afternoon: Trend holds: de Blasio still 43, Thompson 25, and Quinn 18. #nyc2013— carolynryan (@carolynryan) September 11, 2013
At de Blasio watch party, everyone goes quiet to listen to Obama's Syria speech. http://t.co/HOcGBUlrNp— Jason Horowitz (@jasondhorowitz) 3 years ago
BREAKING: Bill de Blasio 43, Thompson 23, and Quinn 18 in exit polls. #nyc2013— carolynryan (@carolynryan) 5 years ago
Tick, tock. Polls just about to close. At which point there will be a whole bunch of new info coming in @WNYC @datanews— Andrea Bernstein (@AndreaWNYC) 4 years ago
Playing at de Blasio hq - Springsteen anti-wealth anthem "We Take Care of Our Own"— maggie haberman (@maggiepolitico) 3 years ago
.@BillThompsonNYC is expected to arrive at election party at 11 pm. #nyc2013— Azi Paybarah (@Azi) 5 years ago
Sydney Leathers is en route to Anthony Weiner's victory party to meet her former sexting pal for the first time.— Mara Gay (@MaraGay) September 10, 2013