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Bill Clinton Says He Will Remain Uninvolved In Anthony Weiner's NYC Mayoral Campaign

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Former President Bill Clinton distanced himself and his wife from New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner when he said Tuesday that he would not weigh in on Weiner’s campaign.

The Clintons and the Weiners are friends, but the the Clintons have stayed out of Weiner’s campaign for mayor, declining to comment on his politics or the sex-scandal surrounding him currently, according to Politico.

“We are a hundred miles from that race, and everyone understands that we are not going to be involved as long as our personal friends and people whom we feel obligations are involved,” Bill said, according to the Huffington Post.

Though the Weiners have voiced support for the Clintons, Bill said he and his wife cannot be involved with every candidate that supports them because there are too many.

"Neither Hillary or I was ever involved in the political campaign, and (the Weiners) understood that from the beginning," he said. "There are too many people running for mayor who have been my supporters, who supported her for senator, her for president."

Bill said he did not think it would be appropriate for him to talk about Weiner’s campaign because of his personal ties to the candidate.

"The feelings I have are all personal and since they are, I shouldn't talk about them," he said.

Sources: Politico, Huffington Post

 

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