Gillibrand dodges on whether Weiner should stay in race

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Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand avoided questions today on whether Anthony Weiner should stay in the New York City mayoral race, saying she’ll let the voters decide.

Gillibrand, however, has endorsed Scott Stringer for New York City comptroller over Eliot Spitzer, the former governor.

“I will not be endorsing anyone in the New York City mayoral race, and my goal is to make sure New York City voters get to decide that race,” she said at an event in Albany. “And they will have an opportunity to do that.”

She said Stringer “has the temperament and the judgment that is appropriate for comptroller, and I hope he wins.”

Yet she said she has many friends in the mayor’s race, so she’s staying out of the battle for City Hall.

Is Weiner one of them, she was asked?

“Huma is a very good friend of mine, and I think the voters of New York City will have an opportunity to decide who is the best person for that job,” Gillibrand answered, referring to Huma Abedin, Weiner’s wife and former aide to Hillary Clinton — Gillibrand’s predecessor.

Here’s the video of Gillibrand’s Q and A, courtesy of New York Now.

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