Anthony Weiner always be able to dominate a mayoral-campaign news cycle like he did yesterday, when he announced his entrance in the Democratic primary with a video.
Weiner said, "Effectively what is happening is every dollar available for salaries is being eaten up by healthcare costs. I want to have an adult conversation with the working people of this city, which is the people that are going to be our employees, if I'm lucky enough to be mayor, about how you link those two things."
Mayor MIchael Bloomberg doesn't remember threatening a taxi kingpin. [Dana Rubinstein]
Asked about Anthony Weiner, Bloomberg said the next mayor needs to have good character. [Dana Rubinstein]
Weiner bought into the bike-share program, and says he will not go on an "anti bike lane jihad." [Azi Pyabarah]
Newly declared mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner said he has seen no evidence that the New York Police Department's anti-terrorism surveillance program focusing on Muslim groups has done anything illegal or unconstitutional.
Anthony Weiner, now a declared mayoral candidate, wants to clarify one thing for voters.
And with Weiner in the race, Quinn's formidable (albeit early lead) over the field of Democratic rivals, is diminished, keeping her well below the 40 percent she'd need to avoid a run-off with whomever comes in second. But that second place challenger may not be Weiner.
Some are happy he's in the race. Some pretended he doesn't exist. The reaction from the Democratic mayoral candidates to Anthony Weiner's entrance into the race varied widely Wednesday morning as campaigns began altering their strategies to factor in the teleginic, well-funded former congressman who enters the race with high name recognition, a ton of baggage, and uncanny ability to alter the public conversation on the campaign trail.
In the video announcement of his mayoral bid, released today just after midnight, Anthony Weiner addressed the premise of his comeback attempt directly, saying that he hopes, despite his mistakes, to "get a second chance to work for you."
Anthony Weiner launched his mayoral campaign with a video posted after midnight last night, late enough to avoid being on the front page of the New York daily newspapers (thereby avoiding the tabloids' requisite wiener-entry headlines).
In a video released early Wednesday morning, former congressman Anthony Weiner says he's made some "big mistakes and let a lot of people down" but "I hope I get a second chance to work for you."