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Weiner apologizes for newly revealed lewd texts

As predicted by Anthony Weiner himself, his New York City mayoral campaign couldn't escape the sex scandal that led to his 2011 resignation from Congress.

Weiner, a Democrat, on Tuesday responded to a report of newly-discovered explicit online messages to a woman, in a statement obtained by The woman told the blog, The Dirty, that the exchange continued through August 2012, but Weiner didn't comment on the timing.

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"While some things that have been posted today are true and some are not, there is no question that what I did was wrong," Weiner said in the statement. "This behavior is behind me."

He had acknowledged early in his campaign that more lewd "texts and photos" could come out during his candidacy. Weiner said he and his wife are "moving forward" from the scandal.

"As I have said in the past, these things that I did were wrong and hurtful to my wife and caused us to go through challenges in our marriage that extended past my resignation from Congress," Weiner said. "I want to again say that I am very sorry to anyone who was on the receiving end of these messages and the disruption that this has caused."

In 2011, Weiner accidentally tweeted photos of his crotch to his Twitter followers, but claimed he'd been hacked. He'd mistakenly sent a lewd message to his followers that was intended to be private. He ultimately admitted to having "inappropriate" online relationships with several women and resigned that June.

In May, he announced he would seek the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor, embarking on not only a political campaign but also an apology tour.

Recent polls have shown support among NYC Democrats for his bid, though his former congressional colleagues have either endorsed other candidates or stayed silent.

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