Anthony Weiner: Not running for office – for now – Political Hotsheet – CBS News


(CBS News) Despite recent talk of a possible political reemergence, former New York congressman Anthony Weiner insists he has no political comeback planned – at least for the moment.

Weiner, who resigned from Congress last summer following a drawn-out scandal over the discovery that he had been sending lewd pictures to women on the Internet, has come under the spotlight anew, after a New York Post story last weekend alleged he was “seriously” considering a mayoral bid in 2013.

A New York Times story followed up that assertion, citing friends who said Weiner longs for a second chance in politics.

Asked about a possible mayoral bid earlier this week, Weiner told the Wall Street Journal, “It’s a clown story, bro.”

And in a recent interview with People Magazine, slated to hit newsstands Friday, Weiner dismissed the notion that he’s eying outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s job.

“I can’t say absolutely that I will never run for public office again, but I’m very happy in my present life. I’m not doing anything to plan a campaign,” Weiner told People.

Well, I can! Don’t run again! Go away quietly out of respect for your wife and new child. Find your way in the private sector and turn your life around for the betterment of your family!


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