Weiner Officially Jumps Into NYC Mayoral Race
Says 'I hope I get a 2nd chance to work for you,' admits mistakes
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2013 2:36 AM CDT
Updated May 22, 2013 5:52 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Anthony Weiner—possibly inspired by Mark Sanford's shocking comeback—has made it official: He's running for mayor of America's biggest city. The former congressman launched his run for New York City mayor with a video posted on YouTube at midnight, in which he says, "I made some big mistakes and I know I let a lot of people down, but I have also learned some tough lessons," the New York Daily News reports.

"I am running for mayor because I have been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life, and I hope I get a second chance to work for you," the Democrat says. Weiner, who stepped down amid the sexting scandal that made him a national laughingstock, enters a crowded race. Polls show him behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, but he still has $4.3 million in campaign funds from before his political career imploded, USA Today reports.

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May 23, 2013 4:21 AM CDT
i doubt he'll ever be elected. he can never live down wiener-gate. there's a basic dislike of most politicians, but this guy is just slime. who would ever want to shake his hand???
May 22, 2013 8:30 PM CDT
Well, you have to admit Weiner hasn't anything to hide. We've all seen it. Could he really be worse than Mayor Nanny Bloomturd who wants to ban everything and everything?
May 22, 2013 8:20 PM CDT
Wiener wagon is coming to a city near you...now for the rest of his perverted self pictures!