Anthony Weiner hires campaign manager

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned amid a sexting scandal in June 2011. Credit: Getty Images.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned amid a sexting scandal in June 2011. Credit: Getty Images

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner may announce that he is running for mayor as soon as next week. The former congressman has hired a campaign manager, according to a new report.

Weiner has hired Danny Kedem, who most recently worked on a failed Staten Island congressional race last year, Politico.com reports. Kedem has worked on mayoral races in the past.

Weiner will likely announce that he is running next week, sources told Politico. In addition to Kedem, Weiner has also hired a press secretary and other staffers.

A poll released last month placed Weiner in second place in the mayoral race, trailing only City Council Speaker Christine Quinn. Quinn led the race with support from 26 percent of voters, and Weiner came in second with 15 percent, according to the NBC New York/Marist poll.

The former congressman resigned in 2011 amid a sexting scandal. After removing himself from the public eye for nearly two years, Weiner said in a New York Times Magazine interview last month that he was considering a run for mayor because it is “now or never” for him to return to politics.

Since his interview with the Times, Weiner has conducted a number of other media interviews. He also returned to Twitter last month.



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