Skip to comments.Former Rep. Weiner reportedly considering NYC mayor run
Posted on 04/06/2013 6:53:06 PM PDT by haffast
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is laying the groundwork for a political comeback, possibly as a startling addition to this years mayoral race, sources said yesterday.
Political insiders were abuzz at news that Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, had granted a lengthy magazine interview for the first time since his resignation in an embarrassing sexting scandal in 2011.
The magazine piece is step one of a two-step process for him to run citywide this year, said one Democratic Party source.
Hes looking at public advocate and comptroller, but he really thinks he can use this to get back in and run for mayor.
Weiner issued a terse no comment when asked about his plans.
Weiner has $4.3 million left in his campaign account, including $248,710 that would be matched 6-to-1 under the public-financing system.
A second source said Weiner has been contacting former staffers to prepare for his re-entry into politics.
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Although he'd be a perfectly suitable replacement for Bloomberg, you'd think by now that New Yorkers would prefer a mayor who's not mentally unstable ~ remember, Bloomberg got into gunrunning of all things ~ which is right up there with sending strange women pictures of your shorts.
Der weiner has the wrong entry into the groove.
New York Post: "State Sen. Malcolm Smith and city Councilman Dan Halloran were arrested this morning on charges they were plotting to rig this years mayoral election through fraud and bribes.
The pols allegedly formed an alliance built on cash payments and fraud to get Smith one of the states top Democrats placed on the GOP mayoral ballot, sources said.
FBI agents arrested them both at their Queens homes shortly after 6 a.m."
Who needs a TV? Just watch the next corrupt or nanny-rageous thing committed by local politicians. Or, in Weiner's case, "pole-i-tician". We need Weiner as NYC mayor like the B'nai B'rith needs his wife working there.
OK...he can run but only if we can see a picture of his junk.
Please...I just ate.
The Wiener The World Awaited!
He might be tied for “as bad” but would not be worse than the clown they have today.
I wish I were an Oscar Mayor Weiner.
I could see with Marion Barry’s comeback people forgetting about his “cocaine” incident. But how is Weiner going to get people to forget about his “wiener” incident?
Republicans have no room to talk since they voted for Mark Sanford.
If they were stupid enough to elect Bloomersberg, they’d be stupid enough to elect this twit!
That thinking is the problem they are both bad. I can’t believe Weiner would run after the embarrassment but most politicians have no morals and they keep getting elected it is amazing and disgusting.
That’s funny! And very true!
It’s as ridiculous as Barack HUSSEIN Obama running for President!! And being ELECTED!
Will be lots of fun watching rahm running for re-election.
He’s going to get hammered at every stop and deservedly so
Marion Barry will advise his campaign.