Disgraced former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned in shame in 2011 after he tweeted lewd pictures of himself to a college student, is eyeing a run for mayor of New York City, the New York Post
The Queens Democrat, 47, has $4.5 million in his campaign war chest, the Post reported, and is looking at running for either mayor or public advocate. The public match on the $4.5 million expires after the 2013 election.
“I still have regrets,” Weiner told WNYC radio last month, according to the Post. “I paid a very high price . . . I feel great regrets for the people I’ve let down.”
Since the scandal, Weiner has mostly stayed at home to watch his newborn son, the Post reported. He is married to Huma Abedin, a senior aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The Democrat’s embarrassing fall from grace started with a picture of a man in gray boxer briefs posted on Weiner’s Twitter page. The Democratic congressman had meant to send it to 21-year-old Seattle journalism student Gennette Cordova in a private message but mistyped and it went out to all 45,000 of his followers.
For 10 days he lied, saying his Twitter account had been hacked, before he finally confessed at a tearful news conference June 6 that he had sexted with six different women and lied to cover up his misdeeds. They included a porn star who claimed he had asked her to lie and had offered her public relations help.
He was further embarrassed when an X-rated picture of his genitals that he had sent one of the women was leaked on to the Internet and again when semi-nude pictures he had taken of himself in the House gym emerged.
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