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Article posted: 7/27/2013 1:16 PM

Political oddsmakers diverge on Weiner's chances

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Associated Press New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, right, reacts to a question from Peg Brunda during a tour of Superstorm Sandy victims on Staten Island on Friday, July 26, in New York. Brunda confronted the candidate, telling him he didn't have the 'moral authority' to lead the city, as he tries to move past the sexting scandal threatening to derail his attempted political comeback.

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Anthony Weiner's improbable recovery from political punch line to leading New York City mayoral contender has been imperiled by revelations that he continued to have illicit online correspondence with women after leaving Congress. Now he faces serious questions as to whether he can still win -- or even keep his campaign afloat until Election Day. "I think it hurts him very badly, but I'm not sure it finishes him," said Kenneth Sherrill, a retired political science professor at Hunter College.
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