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Weiner Likely to Run for Public Advocate

Source close to City Hall says Weiner will go for public advocate

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An article in this morning’s New York Times speculated about a possible second act for Anthony Weiner, the (sort of) disgraced former congressman and erstwhile rising political star.

The New York Post is now reporting that Weiner is considering a run for mayor or public advocate, however, a source close to City Hall told The Scroll that he will most likely pursue public advocate in 2013 to pave the way for a mayoral run in 2017 (assuming he wins at all). Weiner, 47, who is sitting on a $4.5 million war chest for campaign, has up to $1.5 million in public matching federal funds set to expire at the end of 2013.

Anthony Weiner Longs for Second Chance in Politics, Friends Say [NYTimes]
Disgraced pol Weiner eyes mayor or public advocate run [NYPost]

Earlier: Understanding Weinergate

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I would vote for him. He is the only local official I’ve ever felt the need to vote for and his being ousted was an awful blow to the Midwood community. I would love to see him back in office, preferably one of higher power.

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Weiner Likely to Run for Public Advocate

Source close to City Hall says Weiner will go for public advocate

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