Weiner concedes NYC mayoral primary to leader Ferrer
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn) conceded the New York City Mayoral primary Wednesday to leader Fernando Ferrer to spare the Democratic party a runoff.
With all precincts reporting, Ferrer was just a few votes shy of 40 percent, ahead of Rep. Anthony Weiner's 29 percent. Ferrer was hundredths of a percentage point under the 40 percent needed. There are still more than 25,000 absentee ballots to be counted.
Ferrer will now take on Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R-NYC) in the November 8 general election.