Ex-congressman Weiner takes lead in NYC mayoral race: poll

Former U.S. Congressman and New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks with reporters at campaign event in New YorkBy Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, attempting a political comeback two years after resigning in disgrace from the legislature, has taken the lead over his Democratic rivals in the race for New York City mayor, a poll showed. Weiner has the backing of 25 percent of registered Democrats, while City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the early front-runner and a close ally of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trails with 20 percent, according to Tuesday's Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll. …


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