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Weiner exits NYC mayoral race with his middle finger erect

Anthony Weiner, left, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the New York City Mayor’s Office, has a heated argument with Shaul Kessler at Weiss Bakery in the Boro Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The altercation was captured on video and is circulating widely over the Internet. Weiner’s support as a Democratic candidate for mayor collapsed amid a new sexting scandal in June, 2013 and is currently polling fourth among the candidates at 7 percent. (AP Photo/Shimon Gifter)
             Anthony Weiner, left, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the New York City Mayor’s Office, has a heated argument with Shaul Kessler at Weiss Bakery in the Boro Park neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The altercation was captured on video and is circulating widely over the Internet. Weiner’s support as a Democratic candidate for mayor collapsed amid a new sexting scandal in June, 2013 and is currently polling fourth among the candidates at 7 percent. (AP Photo/Shimon Gifter)   

After the dust settled in the New York mayoral race primary — leaving Anthony Weiner a loser — the last memorable image of Weiner’s failed candidacy was his middle finger.

Classy to the finish, Weiner delivered his concession speech Tuesday night and as he was leaving flipped the bird at a reporter. An NY1 News reporter captured the imaged and dispatched it on Twitter.

Sydney Leathers  — one of Weiner’s sexting partners — also made an appearance outside Weiner’s election night headquarters, CNN reports.

“I’m here to celebrate. I think he needs some sex therapy,” Leathers said, according to CNN.

With 98 percent of precincts reporting, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is on top with 40.19 percent of the vote, WNYC reports. If he is declared the winner he will face Republican Joe Lhota in the general mayoral election.

Weiner — who resigned from Congress in 2011 over a sexting scandal only to have his sexting habits again plague him during his run for mayor — had just 4.91 percent of the vote.

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