NY is the most expensive media market in the country. There are powerful forces with big bucks behind Weiner. He is a stalking horse for Hillary in 2016, and the entire Clinton political machine is behind him. (A revolting thought in itself!) Then there is the Saudi connection through his lovely, devoted wife, Huma. Connected as well to the Moslem Brohood.. her mother wears a burqa.
But that doesnt add up to votes. The Republican, Joe Lhota, might have a chance if Weiner, Quinn, or Bill Thompson is the Democrat candidate.