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Opinion

JOANNA WEISS

Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin, and the power of ambition

Once, I knew a powerful Louisiana state senator with a beautiful younger wife. They trolled the Louisiana social circuit and dined at fancy restaurants where the maitre d’s greeted them by name.

Then came an election in which he lost his seat. The next time I heard about him, his wife was gone. She didn’t want the marriage, it seemed, without the high-profile life it entailed.

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