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NY rep rebounds from scandal with bid for mayor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 01:27

May 23 - Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned two years ago after posting a lewd photo online, announces he is running for New York City mayor. Lindsey Parietti reports.

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UPSOT WEINER SPEAKING DURING NEWS CONFERENCE Two years ago Representative Anthony Weiner left Congress in disgrace. The New York Democrat stepped down after accidentally posting a close-up of his underwear on Twitter. He initially denied that the photo was intended for a young woman, but admitted to lying after several women said they had shared exchanges with the married congressman. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ANTHONY WEINER SAYING "I had hoped to be able to continue the work that the citizens of my district elected me to do: to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. Unfortunately, the distraction that I have created has made that impossible, so today I'm announcing my resignation from Congress. [CROWD CHEERING] After avoiding the spotlight, the former representative is getting back into politics. In a video message released Wednesday, the 48-year-old said he is running for New York City Mayor. UPSOT of campaign video His wife Huma Abedin, who is an aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, appears in the campaign video. A recent poll found Weiner in second place in the Democratic primary race to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

NY rep rebounds from scandal with bid for mayor

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 01:27

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