Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman who stepped down from his post after an underwear picture Twitter scandal, might be considering a New York City mayoral run, multiple sources told the New York Post.
Weiner, 47, who was essentially blacklisted from New York politics after photos of the Congressman in his underwear leaked, is allegedly “desperate” to get back into the political spotlight, and has even “spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him,” another source told the Post. He’s also open to “the post of public advocate as a backup plan.”
“The general feeling is that you can’t text pictures of your penis to a girl, then lie about it, then get kicked out of the House and then run for mayor right after,” a political consultant told the Post. “But people believe there is a way for him to run for a lesser office.”
The ex-politician has kept to himself since leaving Congress in June of 2011, after tweeting a picture of his crotch to a 21-year-old female college student.
“I still have regrets,” Weiner told WNYC radio in June. “I paid a very high price . . . I feel great regrets for the people I’ve let down.”
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