July 25th, 2013
11:37 AM ET

Weiner Stays in Race, Wife Huma Stands By Him, But Why?

He's the candidate who just won't quit.

A defiant Anthony Weiner refuses to bow out of the Big Apple mayor's race despite more humiliating revelations of online escapades.

Judging from his behavior out on the campaign trial, “it is very clear he is staying in this race for better or worse,” CNN’s Dana Bash reports.

The scandal-ridden politician’s wife is also standing by him to keep running.

Huma Abedin expressed her support for her husband in a speech to the press Tuesday saying, “"I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him."

Her intimate statements have left many wondering why she made them and why she is choosing to stay in their marriage.

Well-known for her work in the political arena as a longtime senior adviser to Hillary Clinton, “this is not a woman trapped without options," says CNN Political Commentator Paul Begala.

"She's strong, she's smart, she's successful.”

Also a former aide to President Clinton, Begala knows Abedin very well.

“I don't think this is simply a strategic decision for her. I think Huma loves this guy. She’s gonna stick with him. She thinks he'd be a good mayor,” Begala says.

“I think this is just her revealing her heart, which must be an incredibly painful thing for her as an intensely private woman.”

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  1. martina

    The Southampton Bathing Club which Chris Cuomo's wife is reportedly a member of, probably wouldn't allow Jeff Zucker (New CNN chief) or Michael Gershensen (Kate Bolduan's husband) to join because they're Jewish. Hate racism!

    July 26, 2013 at 7:58 am | Reply

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