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Anthony Weiner back on Twitter after disgrace

Monday, April 22, 2013

Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner 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 @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.
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