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Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner served New York's 9th Congressional District from 1999 to 2011, when he abruptly resigned over a sexting scandal.
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In a stunning turn of events for the once-promising politician, he resigned from his office on June 16, 2011.
"I am announcing my resignation from Congress so my colleagues can get back to work, my neighbors can choose a new representative and most important so that my wife and I can continue to heal from the damage I have caused," Weiner told reporters. Just a year before, Weiner had married Huma Abedin,
a close confidante and deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At the time of Weiner's resignation, Abedin was pregnant with the couple's first child.
Since his resignation, Weiner has largely kept a low profile. In December 2011, he and Abedin welcomed a son, Jordan, into the world.
In July 2012, reports began to circulate that Weiner was looking to jump back into politics and make another run for mayor of New York City. Weiner refused to comment on the rumors. But nearly a year later the story proved to be true. In May 2013, he officially announced his candidacy through a video released online. Weiner acknowledged that he has "made some big mistakes," but he hopes "to get a second chance" to help out those in the middle and working classes. Weiner will face off against reported frontrunner Christine Quinn for the chance to run as the city's Democratic mayoral candidate.
Weiner lives with his family in the New York City borough of Queens.
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