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Weiner for mayor, maybe?

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Posted: Thursday, April 11, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:46 am, Thu Apr 18, 2013.

Anthony Weiner, the former U.S. representative who resigned over a 2011 sexting scandal, may be running for mayor this year.

In a New York Times Magazine article that was posted online Wednesday and is set to be published on Sunday, the Democrat and his wife speak on life after the scandal and a possible mayoral run.

“It’s now or never for me,” Weiner said in the article.

For several months, rumors have swirled over Weiner possibly running for mayor or city comptroller after numerous people throughout the city were contacted by President Obama’s longtime pollster David Binder, asking questions pertaining to Weiner and a possible public office run.

In the article, the former congressman acknowledges that the odds of succeeding Mayor Bloomberg are against him but said he’s ready to move forward.

“We have been in a defensive crouch for so long,” he said. “We are ready to clear the decks on this thing.”

Weiner, who represented Brooklyn and Queens for more than a decade, said he doesn’t know when he’ll decide on the race.

Tess McRae

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