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04/10/2013

Is Anthony Weiner New York's comeback kid?

 Weiner

 (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

You remember Anthony Weiner, right? 

The rising star of the New York democratic caucus? The guy married to Hillary Clinton's brilliant former right-hand woman? Okay. The guy who got in trouble on the Internet?

That Anthony Weiner.

Weiner, who resigned from Congress in 2011 over images he took of himself and sent to women over the Internet, may be considering a run at the mayor's office in New York.

According to the New York Times Magazine, polls have revealed that the electorate could be willing to overlook past transgressions (which were, of course, dubbed Weinergate.) And so Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, have opened their door to The Times.

"By agreeing to be interviewed, Weiner and Abedin would seem to be trying to give voters what they want - and gauge public reaction. But it's clear that the idea of talking about the scandal and its aftermath appeals to them on a personal level, too," writes Jonathan Van Meter. 

"We've been in a defensive crouch for so long," Weiner told the magazine. "We are ready to clear the decks on this thing."

Will he throw his hat in the ring? The story quotes Weiner as saying he's not sure. But the story ends with an interesting last sentence: "Huma, he says, is starting to think he should run."

Jennifer Quinn is a foreign affairs and investigative reporter at the Star. Follow her on Twitter @JQStar


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