Anthony Weiner, Felled By A Sex Scandal, Wants To Come Back- Will New York City Forgive Him?

by
Owen Poindexter
Anthony Weiner is openly testing the waters for a run at New York City's Mayor or Comptroller. Weiner, in case you forgot or (lucky you) missed it entirely, resigned from Congress two years ago when he got caught in a sexless sex scandal.



Politico compiled this excellent compilation of Anthony Weiner's most notable moments as a Congressman before his sex scandal.
 
Anthony Weiner is openly testing the waters for a run at New York City's Mayor or Comptroller. Weiner, in case you forgot or (lucky you) missed it entirely, resigned from Congress two years ago when he got caught in a sexless sex scandal. He was caught tweeting lude photos, which included his namesake (sorry, can't turn down that pun), allegations he denied at first, and later tearfully admitted. His wife, Huma Abedin (a Hillary Clinton aide, who incidentally, was randomly (and falsely) accused by Michele Bachmann of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood) has since forgiven him, but that was not something she was able to do quickly or easily.
 
Now Weiner is wondering if the rest of New York can forgive the once rising star of the Democratic party. He reportedly spent $100,000 on polling to see if New Yorkers would support a mayoral bid. New York City Comptroller would be a safer bet, where Weiner's name recognition could carry him. If Weiner wanted to use the Comptroller position to jump to a higher office, that office might have to be back to Congress or the New York State legislature, because New York City mayors tend to stay awhile once elected.
 
While Weiner became a national scandal, it's less clear if New Yorkers ever truly turned against him, and an election limited to his hometown might be just the thing to revive his political career.

If Weiner was running in your district, would you consider his misbehavior, or vote more or less entirely on policy? Let me know in the comments and on twitter.

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