Anthony Weiner For NYC Mayor?
are flying that former Rep. Anthony Weiner may be considering a run for mayor of New York City.
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. “He’s 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.Weiner was a member of the New York City Council from 1992-1998 before winning the House seat given up when Chuck Schumer ran for the Senate. In 2005 Weiner finished second in the New York City mayoral Democratic primary.