One of the more intriguing sidelights of Anthony Weiner’s resignation is what he plans to do with the close to $4 million in campaign funds he had sitting in his war chest.
Elected officials from around the country who received donations from Weiner are now donating that money to charity, and New York Republicans would Read More
Brooklyn Democratic political operative Jonathan Yedin told The Politicker today that he is interested in running for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat if the situation presented itself.
He quickly added however that no one from the Brooklyn or Queens Democratic parties has reached out to him about it and said that he has done nothing to Read More
Erwin Cohen, 69, was in the shower listening to 1010 WINS when he heard that Congressman Anthony Weiner would be appearing at the senior center that he just joined after a career in data processing.
“Of course I wouldn’t miss this,” he said as he surveyed the more than 40 television cameras and 100 journalists Read More
Since his lewd texts spilled into public view a few weeks ago, much has been made of the lonely Washington existence of Anthony Weiner, a man apart from most of his colleagues in the congressional delegation.
But, while Weiner grated on many of his House colleagues, he was relatively close, and always deferential, to the Read More
After Rep. Anthony Weiner announced his resignation from Congress, I asked a spokesman for Governor Cuomo when a special election will be held to fill his seat.
“The Governor will take the appropriate steps to ensure New Yorkers in the 9th district are fairly represented in Congress,” said Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto.
The governor also Read More
With Anthony Weiner’s resignation expected at 2 p.m. this afternoon, speculation has begun to center on what exactly the congressman might do next.
He came up as a congressional aide to Chuck Schumer, then ran for City Council, followed by Congress, and — unlike many of his colleagues — he doesn’t have a Read More
Congresswoman Nita Lowey appears to be the first out of the gate (or the first in my inbox, at least) to issue a statement on the expected resignation of her colleague, Anthony Weiner.
“There is life after Congress for Anthony Weiner and I hope he devotes himself to repairing the damage he caused to his Read More
Everyone from CNN to The New York Times and Politico are citing unnamed sources saying Rep. Anthony Weiner will announce his resignation from Congress, finally, heeding calls from Democratic party leaders that have been growing louder since he admitted sending lewd photographs of himself to “about” six women, possibly, using Congressional resources to do so (that claim is under investigation).
If Weiner resigns, rather than serve out the remainder of his term and not seek re-election in 2012, it will trigger a complicated special election scenario.
[Update: Weiner is having a 2 pm press conference at 1001 Quentin Road, between Coney Island Avenue and East 10th Street, in Brooklyn.]
A stripper and former porn actress came forward today to say that Congressman Anthony Weiner encouraged her to lie as the scandal about his sending of salacious messages grew worse
The woman, who goes by the name “Ginger Lee,” stood in front of dozens of journalists at the Friar’s Club in midtown Manhattan alongside celebrity Read More
With increasing pressure on Anthony Weiner to resign from Congress, former mayor Rudy Giuliani met with Queens Councilman Eric Ulrich today and offered his support in a potential special election, according to Politico.
The district is heavily Democratic, but a relatively unknown Republican challenger, Bob Turner, received 40 percent of the vote against Weiner in 2010, and Democratic consultant Jerry Skurnik said it’s the most Republican district in the city outside of Staten Island.
Ulrich is currently the youngest person ever elected to the City Council–a distinction once held by Weiner–and the two have a number of rather striking similarities.
If there is a special election, strong showing by Republicans could help counter the narrative that the party’s Medicare proposal has damaged its 2012 prospects, after Democrat Kathy Hochul won a special in a heavily Republican district upstate last month.