If friends on the other coast are benefiting from Clinton charisma, those in New York, with whom an exhausted Senator Clinton expected to reacquaint herself following her 2008 presidential primary and subsequent campaign for the Obama-Biden ticket, will not be receiving any Clinton endorsements during the mayoral primary in New York City.
With Anthony Weiner's expected entry into the mayoral campaign possibly today via a video shot on his childhood front stoop with his wife Huma at his side, both Clintons have declined making NYC endorsements citing too many friends in the race.
May 20, 2013 11:04 PM
The Clintons will keep mum in the Democratic primary for mayor.
Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have personal histories with several contenders in the packed race.
But their tandem statements come as Anthony Weiner, husband of longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, is widely expected to go to the videotape in launching a redemptive comeback.
"President Clinton has too many friends in this race who have been good to him and his family," spokesman Matt McKenna told the Daily News. "He wishes them all well, but won't be getting involved."
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the former First Lady and senator, similarly said "Secretary Clinton knows all of the candidates, she has worked with many of them, and is close with many of them, so won't be weighing in one way or the other."