Anthony Weiner Preparing To Run For NYC Mayor
As improbable as it all seems, it appears that former Congressman Anthony Weiner is about to announce his candidacy for Mayor of New York City:
Anthony Weiner’s bid to rise from the political dead is ready to begin in earnest — the disgraced former congressman will announce he is running for mayor as early as next week, according to sources.
“He’s definitely running,” one Weiner ally told The Post.
After weeks of hinting at a run, Weiner has taken a major step toward firing up his campaign by hiring a manager to guide his mayoral bid, according to a report.
Weiner has tapped political adviser Danny Kedem, who recently worked on a Staten Island congressional race, to run his impending mayoral campaign, according to a report on Politico.com.
Kedem, who worked on Democrat Mark Murphy’s failed congressional run, has worked on mayoral campaigns in the past.
Sources expect Weiner will make the announcement in the next 10 days, sometime before Memorial Day on May 27 — which happens to be the second anniversary of the day he sent out on Twitter a picture of his manhood that embarrassed him into resigning from Congress.
Some think he may already have waited too long.
He needs to start getting signatures to obtain ballot status, as petitioning for all elective offices begins June 4.
Democratic mayoral debates and forums have already taken place, with Weiner on the sidelines.
A Quinnipiac poll conducted in April had Weiner at second place, trailing only front-runner Christine Quinn.
Weiner was at 15 percent in the poll, while Quinn had 28 percent. Bill de Blasio was right behind Weiner, with 11 percent, followed by Bill Thompson at 10 percent and John Liu at 9.
As has been previously reported, Weiner has millions of dollars in campaign funds sitting in the bank but would need to spend it this year in order to qualify or matching funds. However, I’ve got to honestly say that a Mayoral bid from this guy seems like a heck of a long shot.