Sydney Leathers Makes An Appearance At Anthony Weiner’s Election Party

The New York mayoral candidate’s former sexting partner showed up at his “victory party,” hosted at Connelly’s Pub & Restaurant in midtown Manhattan, on the night of the primary. UPDATE: Anthony Weiner snuck into the Pub through the backdoor of the adjacent McDonald’s.

Brynn Gingras

@Brynn4NY

Sydney Leathers appearing at Weiner campaign. “It’s my duty to be here”. She says she’ll try to get inside.

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2. “Initially I released everything anonymously, because I didn’t want my face out there,” Sydney Leathers tells reporters.

Walter Hickey

@WaltHickey

SYDNEY LEATHERS

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3. The press is very interested in Leathers.

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Photogs: “Sydney, over here! Sydney, to your right!”

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Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

This is literally insane. Photogs asking for full length shots.

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Shimon Prokupecz

@shimon4ny

Sydney Leathers speaking with reporters now outside Anthony Weiner’s midtown campaign party.

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Fantastic RT @rubycramer: Sydney Leathers says that she's here because, "I'm the reason he's losing." http://t.co/f9zZt2bTwX

— Tim Herrera (@TimHerrera)

Tim Herrera

@TimHerrera

Fantastic RT @rubycramer: Sydney Leathers says that she’s here because, “I’m the reason he’s losing.” http://t.co/f9zZt2bTwX

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"I have a lot of things I want to say to him... He should have dropped out of the race a long time ago," says Leathers, outside AW event.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

“I have a lot of things I want to say to him… He should have dropped out of the race a long time ago,” says Leathers, outside AW event.

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8. Leathers attended the event with Adam Barta, who is best known for making music videos with reality stars.

Adam's story

— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey)

Walter Hickey

@WaltHickey

Adam’s story

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9. Asked about her 15 minutes of fame, she replied “it’s going to last a little longer than 15 minutes, even though people don’t want to hear that.”

Sydney Leathers on her 15 minutes of fame

— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey)

Walter Hickey

@WaltHickey

Sydney Leathers on her 15 minutes of fame

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"I felt obligated to be here," Leathers tells reporters. Weiner spox Barbara Morgan standing by furiously typing on her iPhone.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

“I felt obligated to be here,” Leathers tells reporters. Weiner spox Barbara Morgan standing by furiously typing on her iPhone.

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11. Leathers did make it inside Connolly’s.

Sydney Leathers now inside Pub Connolly's restaurant where Anthony Weiner is holding his campaign party.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@shimon4ny)

Shimon Prokupecz

@shimon4ny

Sydney Leathers now inside Pub Connolly’s restaurant where Anthony Weiner is holding his campaign party.

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They're having a drink!

— Walter Hickey (@WaltHickey)

Walter Hickey

@WaltHickey

They’re having a drink!

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13. But there was also a lot of waiting around for Weiner’s arrival.

Sydney Leathers now just standing in silence after same questions (mostly: why are you here) got asked twice over.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Sydney Leathers now just standing in silence after same questions (mostly: why are you here) got asked twice over.

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"I do plan to stay til he gets here," Leather says of @anthonyweiner.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

“I do plan to stay til he gets here,” Leather says of @anthonyweiner.

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Press, and Sydney Leathers, still waiting on @anthonyweiner at his election party in midtown.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Press, and Sydney Leathers, still waiting on @anthonyweiner at his election party in midtown.

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Sydney Leathers, waiting for Weiner, just changed into flats.

— Mara Gay (@MaraGay)

Mara Gay

@MaraGay

Sydney Leathers, waiting for Weiner, just changed into flats.

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Weiner still not here. Leathers: "Really? Is he that afraid of me?" #NYC2013

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Weiner still not here. Leathers: “Really? Is he that afraid of me?” #NYC2013

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18. UPDATE — Sept. 10, 10:55 p.m. EDT: Weiner arrives at his election party through the backdoor of McDonald’s.

Weiner shuffled through back door of McDonald's

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Weiner shuffled through back door of McDonald’s

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McDonald's was adjacent to election night party venue. Weiner shuffled thru McD at a sprint with three aides to back door stairwell.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

McDonald’s was adjacent to election night party venue. Weiner shuffled thru McD at a sprint with three aides to back door stairwell.

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Bodyguards forcibly kept press and sydney leathers from following. He just took the stage at bar next door.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Bodyguards forcibly kept press and sydney leathers from following. He just took the stage at bar next door.

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21. Weiner concedes the race.

Breaking: Anthony Weiner concedes in NYC mayoral race. Live video: http://t.co/XWGafNj3tj

— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews)

BuzzFeed News

@BuzzFeedNews

Breaking: Anthony Weiner concedes in NYC mayoral race. Live video: http://t.co/XWGafNj3tj

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22. Weiner thanks his volunteers, staff, and spokeswoman Barbara Morgan.

When you have dedicated volunteers & staff, says @anthonyweiner, "it is impossible to get depressed, get down, or even think about quitting"

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

When you have dedicated volunteers & staff, says @anthonyweiner, “it is impossible to get depressed, get down, or even think about quitting”

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23. Weiner chokes up talking about his mom and dad, but makes no mention of his wife or his son.

Weiner choking up talking about his mom and dad.

— Ruby Cramer (@rubycramer)

Ruby Cramer

@rubycramer

Weiner choking up talking about his mom and dad.

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Weiner chokes up as speech ends. No mention of Huma. NY1 anchor: "And so ends another sad chapter in the career of Anthony Weiner."

— Peter Hamby (@PeterHambyCNN)

Peter Hamby

@PeterHambyCNN

Weiner chokes up as speech ends. No mention of Huma. NY1 anchor: “And so ends another sad chapter in the career of Anthony Weiner.”

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