Weiner: No plans to run for mayor
July 18th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
11 years ago

Weiner: No plans to run for mayor

(CNN) – Former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, who resigned last year amid scandal, said in an interview published Wednesday he had no immediate plans to run for office.

“I can’t say absolutely that I will never run for public office again, but I’m very happy in my present life. I’m not doing anything to plan a campaign,” Weiner told People Magazine when asked about rumors he was considering a run for New York mayor.

In June 2011, the former New York congressman left office in his seventh term after being caught sending lewd messages and photos to at least six women other than his wife, Huma Abedin, deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

It came to light shortly after his resignation that Abedin was pregnant with their first child.

Weiner argued that last year was “the best year of my life” and discussed his time of being a stay-at-home dad with their now 6-month-old son, Jordan.

“I’ve had enormous regrets about what I put Huma through, how I let my constituents down,” he said. “But it’s not like I sit all day replaying it in my mind. With a baby, it’s pretty easy to put things into perspective.”

Sitting alongside her husband during the interview, Abedin said she was “proud to be married to him.”

“My husband did a really stupid thing. It was an extremely painful time,” she said. “But there was love and a commitment to this marriage. … It took a lot of work to get where we are today, but I want people to know we’re a normal family.”

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soundoff (108 Responses)
  1. mikrik13

    Change your freakin' name already...

    July 18, 2012 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  2. Cheney literally doesn't have a heart

    Come back Mr Weiner, we missed you.

    July 18, 2012 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  3. don

    what is normal?

    July 18, 2012 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  4. sgurdog

    Weiner was a stand up (pardon the pun) representative with balls. Lol, I can't type any more...

    July 18, 2012 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  5. normajean @ verizon ,com

    Why is it that men who have a lot of potential....with intellegence..,personality and knowledge that could accomplish so much in their lives..go off the deep end and scew up everything..???? Having listened to him address the political audiences any number of times...i was impressed with his confidence and thought he could really pull some of our problems out of the fire........however.........who knows....maybe he still has a chance.......???????

    July 18, 2012 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  6. deedeemao

    Too bad he had to pull out. He would have given Bloomy some STIFF opposition.

    July 18, 2012 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  7. kraut

    Oh yes, one can get past infidelity, just ask Hillary, but overcoming ridicule is another matter. No, he won't run, there'll always be a dumb joke around.

    July 18, 2012 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  8. There all the same club

    How could anyone take this dope serious.

    July 18, 2012 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
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