NEW YORK – Former New York state Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) 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 (at)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.