Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Ex-congressman Weiner mulling N.Y. mayoral campaign

JTA

July 16, 2012 | 11:07 am

Anthony Weiner in 2009. Photo by Thomas Good

Anthony Weiner in 2009. Photo by Thomas Good

Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly is “seriously considering” running for mayor of New York.

Sources told the New York Post that Weiner is “desperate” to get back into politics and also would consider a lesser statewide office, such as public advocate.

He reportedly has $4.5 million in a campaign fund from previous mayoral runs and would qualify for matching funds on the money only through the 2013 election.

Weiner reportedly has spoken to former staff members about working for him again, according to the Post, and continues to pay rent on a campaign office in Manhattan.

The veteran Democratic lawmaker resigned from Congress in June 2011 after lying about tweeting an illicit photo of himself to a 21-year-old supporter. Since then he has been a stay-at-home father.

His return to politics reportedly has the backing of his wife, Huma Abedin, a senior aide to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to the Post.

Tracker Pixel for Entry

COMMENTS

We welcome your feedback.

Privacy Policy
Your information will not be shared or sold without your consent. Get all the details.

Terms of Service
JewishJournal.com has rules for its commenting community.Get all the details.

Publication
JewishJournal.com reserves the right to use your comment in our weekly print publication.

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE