Who is Anthony Weiner's wife Huma Abedin?

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 - 3:50pm

In the annals of political wives standing by their man, this was unprecedented.

"Anthony has made some horrible mistakes, both before he resigned from Congress and after, but I do very strong believe that-that is between us and our marriage.", In her carefully chosen words, Huma Abedin telegraphed so much.

"It was not an easy choice but i made the decision that it was worth staying in this marriage. That was a decision I made for me, for our son and for our family.", it was extraordinary that she spoke at all.

Until now, it was just the picture that signaled if a politician in trouble had support of this wife.

Then South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford stood alone as he explained his affair, but other wives did participate, silently.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter's wife, as he was accused of sleeping with prostitutes.

Former Idaho Senator Larry Craig's wife, in the face of allegations he was trolling for sex in an airport bathroom and former Governor Eliot Spitzer's wife after he admitted to seeing high priced prostitutes, a scene that prompted an entire TV series, The Good Wife.

Huma Abedin is no stranger to personal problems playing out on the political stage.

For decades, she's been a key behind the scenes confidante of politics' most famous scorned woman, Hillary Clinton.

Bill Clinton officiated at her wedding, Hillary Clinton is quoted as saying, "I have one daughter, but if I had a second daughter,it would be Huma."

Despite being notoriously private, Huma is incredibly savvy, knowing full well the potential impact of this moment, "I love him, I have forgiven him, I believe in him, and as we have said from the beginning, we are moving forward."

Dana Bash, CNN, Washington.

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