Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who was forced out of office after he was busted sexting with women who were not his wife, says he’s considering a run for New York City mayor this year.
In an interview with the New York Times magazine, Weiner, who resigned under pressure in 2011, says he wants a “second chance” from voters and calls the upcoming mayoral race a case of “now or maybe never for me.”
“I don’t have this burning, overriding desire to go out and run for office,” Weiner tells the Times in an interview posted online early Wednesday. “It’s not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it’s now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something. I’m trying to gauge not only what’s right and what feels comfortable right this second, but I’m also thinking, how will I feel in a year or two years or five years? Is this the time that I should be doing it? And then there’s the other side of the coin, which is . . . am I still the same person who I thought would make a good mayor?”