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Weiner can’t get it up on his own anymore

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And by “it,” I mean his crowd count.

The Paper of Weiner Record, the NY Post, reports:

Anthony Weiner is having such a hard time generating support for his limp campaign that he has resorted to paying a rent-a-crowd firm to provide “supporters” for his events, The Post has learned.

Some of the gung-ho Weiner crowds, including at the Aug. 11 Dominican Day Parade in Manhattan, were really actors who were paid $15 an hour by the California firm Crowds on Demand, according to a source with direct knowledge of the deal…

The campaign asked the company to have actors seem “like either supporters or people who met him and became supporters as a result of that encounter,” the source said.

“The people would initially be skeptical and then they ask him various questions but would appear then to be convinced by his spiel,” according to the source, who said the campaign used Crowds on Demand “several times.”

Also, in his latest campaign ad, he has some of his interns pose as everyday New Yorkers who say they’re going to vote for him. Sounds like things are going great!

In other Weiner news, he just started a new feature on his official campaign site:

Here’s my question, Mr. Weiner: Why do you show your ding-dong to anybody who cares to see it? And if you have time for a follow-up: Why do you deny that you’re still doing so, probably even as I type this?

Meanwhile, Sydney “The Most Depressing Person on Earth” Leathers may have been exposed to HIV while making her cinematic debut and is now calling for condoms in porn. So that’s pretty awesome.