New York Democrats have chosen their man to seek Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat: one David Weprin, an assemblyman from a powerful political family whose Queens home is just blocks from Weiner’s former district. The good: "I've never tweeted in my life and I don't spend any time in the gym," quipped Weprin. “This is an exciting opportunity and I'm looking forward to the campaign." But he "ain't exactly a powerhouse," an insider tells the New York Daily News.
Instead of seeking a charming candidate, party leaders looked for a loyal one to run in the Sept. 13 special election, insiders say. That’s because census-based redistricting could soon remove the seat entirely. "They wanted to pick somebody who wouldn't be dynamic enough to present a problem if he was redistricted out," says the source. Others tell the Daily News that Weprin has promised not to take on any incumbent’s congressional seat in 2012; he’s focusing on New York City politics instead. Head to Mediaite to watch Weprin dance. (Read more David Weprin stories.)