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New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner glances at his wife, Huma Abedin, as she speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner glances at his wife, Huma Abedin, as she speaks during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis headquarters, Tuesday, July 23, 2013, in New York. The former congressman says he's not dropping out of the New York City mayoral race in light of newly revealed explicit online correspondence with a young woman. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)   

Huma Abedin dines with Hillary Clinton spokesman

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Caroline May
Political Reporter

Huma Abedin, the wife of embattled New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, dined Monday evening with Hilary Clinton’s spokesman Philippe Reines in Washington.

The pair were spotted sitting outside Meiwah, a Chinese restaurant, according to CNN.

The meal followed reports that the Clintons are not pleased with the comparisons of Weiner’s online sexting and Abedin’s forgiveness to past Clinton sex-dramas.

“The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ a top state Democrat told the New York Post Monday.

A CNN source disputed the Post’s assertions, saying that the Clintons’ anger is more about concern for Abedin, not political concerns about their connection to Weiner.

The Clintons have not publicly commented on the Weiner scandal.

Asked what he would do if the Clintons asked him to drop out, Weiner said he was “not terribly interested in what people who are not voters in the city of New York have to say,” according to Politico.

Weiner, despite revelations that he continued to engage in online sexcapades after his resignation from Congress in 2011 for similar activities, has refused to drop out of the race for mayor.

Abedin, a long-time aide and friend of Hillary Clinton, has stuck by him.

“Anthony has made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after, but I do really strongly believe that is between us and our marriage,” Abedin said at a press conference with Weiner last week.

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