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Weiner enhancement: NYC mayoral hopeful nets $50K in cash from CT

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FILE-- New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a news conference at the Gay Men's Health Crisis offices in New York, July 23, 2013. Huma Abedin’s decision to stand at her husband's side has evoked popular comparisons with the scandals endured by Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s. (Michael Appleton/The New York Times)

FILE– New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife Huma Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, during a news conference at the Gay Men’s Health Crisis offices in New York, July 23, 2013. Huma Abedin’s decision to stand at her husband’s side has evoked popular comparisons with the scandals endured by Bill and Hillary Clinton in the 1990s. (Michael Appleton/The New York Times)

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who has taken the term “selfie” to new heights, or lows, depending on your vantage, has received $51,290 in campaign contributions from Connecticut residents for his floundering New York City mayoral candidacy.

Since Weiner publicly admitted on July 23 to sexting a young woman and sending her photos of his crotch — much like the Twitter scandal that forced him to resign from Congress — he’s collected just $65 from Connecticut.

A week before Weiner appeared side-by-side with his wife, Huma Abedin, at a cringe-worthy news conference, he received a $2,950 contribution from Empire State Building controlling partner and Greenwich resident Anthony Malkin, according to the New York City Campaign Finance Board.

Malkin is the brother-in-law of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn.

Weiner’s campaign war chest includes a $2,000 donation from Malkin leftover from 2007 when Weiner was prepping for a mayoral bid in 2009.

Malkin also gave $4,950 to New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the favorite to win the Sept. 10 Democratic mayoral primary.

Malkin’s father, Peter Malkin, a fellow Greenwich resident and real estate mogul who also has a controlling interest in the Empire State Building, has given $2,000 to Quinn.

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Neil Vigdor

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