New York (CNN) – Anthony Weiner will announce soon whether he's running for New York City mayor, the former congressman said Friday.
He's already said he's eyeing a run, and has taken steps signaling he'll jump into the race, including publishing a detailed policy document about his plans for the city.
"Days, weeks, can't be much more than that," Weiner said after being asked when his announcement would come. Candidates have until the second week of July to file paperwork to appear on the ballot for the mayoral primary, which happens September 10.
"It's going to be soon," Weiner said.
If he does jump into the race, the Democrat will undoubtedly face questions from voters and fellow candidates about the 2011 scandal that eventually led to his resignation from Congress. His political career was derailed after he was found sending lewd photos and messages to multiple women. At first he lied, claiming his Twitter was hacked, but later he admitted to the indiscretions and left the House of Representatives.
On Friday, he said those issues would be worked out with the public if he decides to get in the race.
"If I decide to run, and there's a campaign, we'll discuss that," Weiner said, adding that he wouldn't get into the race if he thought his past would prevent him from winning.
"I'll obviously be running because I think I can win," he said.
Despite Weiner's careful words, all signs point to the former congressman jumping into the race. Aside from the campaign-style document, called "Keys to the City," his political committee has spent more than $100,000 on polling.
And on Thursday, NBC 4 in New York captured images of Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, filming what appeared to be a campaign ad on the stoop of his childhood home in Brooklyn.
"I don't have any comment for you on that," Weiner said Friday.
Two polls conducted last month indicate that if Weiner does decide to run, he'd shake up the battle for the Democratic mayoral nomination. According to the Quinnipiac University and NBC-New York/Marist surveys of New York City voters, if Weiner launched a bid, he'd jump to the second spot in the battle for the nomination, trailing front-runner Christine Quinn, the city council president, by double digits.
But the Quinnipiac poll indicated that only a third of New York City voters had a favorable opinion of Weiner. His favorable rating in the NBC-New York/Marist poll stood a bit higher, at 45%, but only 37% wanted him to run for mayor.
If he does run, it would be his third campaign for mayor of Gotham. Weiner ran for the post in 2005, and launched, but later dropped, a bid in 2009.
On an separate issue – reports his wife Abedin had contracts to consult with private clients while still serving as an adviser at the State Department – Weiner disputed any wrongdoing.
"There are many people who operate as consultants throughout the federal government. I'm very proud of the work my wife has done for Secretary Clinton," he said.
The State Department and a former Clinton adviser both said Abedin complied with all disclosure requirements when she took consulting jobs.
CNN's Kevin Liptak and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.