Mayor's office no certainty for Weiner

Friday, May 24, 2013
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

A writer and New York native says disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has no choice but to run for mayor of New York City. 

Kerry Picket of Breitbart.com says Anthony Weiner is trying to rebuild his political career after leaving office in 2011 due to a sexting scandal with a woman who is not his wife. At the same time, Pickett says Weiner has a lot of money to repay to the citizens of the Big Apple.

According to Picket, Weiner "essentially has to run to pay back the taxpayer because if he doesn't run, then the New York City taxpayer has to basically take the hit for the matching funds that he ended up getting for the last race."

Picket

It will not be an easy win for the mayor's office. The Breitbart.com writer notes that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a fellow Democrat, has publicly said it would be "a shame" if Weiner is elected to public office.

"Sure, New York City is a very liberal place," Picket says, "but there are already about three other candidates in the Democratic primary who could very well take the mayor's office."

Regardless, with the pictures that are still out there - including some that have not even been published - Picket believes Weiner is going to have a difficult time getting the acceptance of not just New Yorkers at large, but members of his own party.

Weiner initially said he was the victim of a prank, and left-leaning news outlets blamed conservative speaker and writer Andrew Breitbart. Weiner later apologized to Breitbart.

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