Published September 11, 2013
Anthony Weiner's ill-fated mayoral campaign ended with a a final embarrassment when his sexting partner Sydney Leathers tried to crash his primary night rally.
Outside a "victory" party where supporters mourned a disappointing fifth-place finish in the Democratic primary, cameras crowded around Leathers, the 23-year-old whose sexting with the former congressman brought his once-high-flying campaign to a screeching halt.
"Why not be here?" Leathers asked reporters. "I'm kind of the reason he's losing. So, might as well show up."
Leathers, who has launched a porn career since the scandal broke, said Weiner needed "to stop being an embarrassment to the city of New York. He's going to continue this behavior. If it's not going to be me, it's going to be some other girl."
At one point, one of Weiner's supporters scolded Leathers, saying: "You must really be ashamed!"
If she was, she did not look it, poured as she was into a tight fitting red dress.