Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) encounters a group of reporters as he leaves his office in the Rayburn House Office Building before heading to a series of votes at the U.S. Capitol June 2, 2011 in Washington, DC. Weiner declined to comment further this morning on the recent incident involving his Twitter account and a photograph that was sent from that account.
NEW YORK (AP) - Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner has returned to the forum that led to his political downfall in 2011, launching a new Twitter account.
The married Democrat resigned from Congress after tweeting a lewd picture of himself and lying about his account being hacked. He later admitted trading inappropriate messages with several women.
Weiner's first post Monday was decidedly not racy: a link to a 20-page policy statement outlining "64 Ideas to keep New York City the Capital of the Middle Class."
By mid-afternoon, there were about 2,600 people following @anthonyweiner.
Weiner's name has emerged this month in a large field of potential candidates for New York City mayor.
A recent Marist College poll showed about half the Democrats surveyed wouldn't even consider voting for him.