The New York 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.READ MORE: Biden Administration Says National Eviction Moratorium Will Expire Saturday
The new account, @anthonyweiner, does not reference any mayoral run or his prior career in the U.S. House of Representatives. It only carries the description, “Fighting to keep New York City the Capital of the Middle Class,” along with a link to a report to his new online policy plan, “Keys to the City: 64 Ideas to Keep New York the Capital of the Middle Class.”
His first post Monday was decidedly not racy:
By mid-afternoon, there were about 3,300 people following @anthonyweiner.READ MORE: Residents Begin To Clean Up, Assess Damage After 2 Tornadoes Touch Down In Bucks County Leaving Path Of Destruction
He had not followed anyone himself, but had more than 3,000 followers as of Monday afternoon.
Weiner’s name has emerged this month in a large field of potential Democratic candidates for New York City mayor. Speculation was further fueled by a recent New York Times Magazine profile which indicated he was considering running. Weiner said he would reveal more about his plans shortly.
A recent Marist College poll showed about half the Democrats surveyed wouldn’t even consider voting for him.MORE NEWS: Police Say Jonathan Perez, 34, Attacked 11-Year-Old Queens Girl, Made Sexually Threatening Statements
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