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Scandal slows donations to Anthony Weiner’s campaign

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A report says that the scandal surrounding New York City Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner’s campaign is affecting his donations.

Donations to his election campaign slowed dramatically in the days after he admitted trading sexually explicit messages with women he met online.

Campaign finance reports released Friday show that in the 13 days before his admission, Weiner’s campaign had taken in $422,682 -- an average of around $32,500 per day.

But in the 13 days after he admitted more lewd conduct on July 23, his political committee raised only $24,013.

Despite those numbers, Weiner remains one of the best-financed candidates with a balance of $6.1 million. That compares to the $9.3 million for City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, just over $4 million for Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and $3.4 million for former comptroller William Thompson.

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