Anthony Weiner, left, who is seeking the Democratic nomination to run for the New York City Mayor’s Office, has a heated argument with Shaul Kessler at Weiss Bakery in the Boro Park neighbourhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York 4 September 2013
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NY mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner argues with bakery heckler

5 September 2013 Last updated at 14:26 BST

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has had several bumpy months after admitting he exchanged racy messages with three women since resigning from Congress in 2011 over a similar scandal.

On Wednesday, Mr Weiner got into an extended argument with a heckler at a bakery as the former congressman made a campaign stop on the eve of the Jewish holiday Rosh Hashanah.

As Mr Weiner left the bakery, a man identified as Shaul Kessler by the Associated Press news agency called him a "scumbag" and referred to his wife Huma Abedin by saying he had "married to an Arab".

"Takes one to know one, jackass," Mr Weiner responded with a mouth full of sweets, before the two men got into an extended shouting match.

Later, the mayoral candidate said on Twitter he had "stood up to a heckler... that's what mayors have to do sometimes".

The Democratic Party primary election, which analysts say will decide the race, is on 10 September.