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Anthony Weiner: I’m running for NYC mayor, and by the way there might be more pictures of me floating around out there

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By Doug Powers  •  May 23, 2013 12:41 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Anthony Weiner’s announcement that he would, as expected, be running for mayor of New York City has generated some classic headlines, as well as a warning from the candidate himself:

Former congressman and newly announced New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D) said in an interview Thursday morning with WNYC-FM that there could be women coming forward with more e-mails or photos from the inappropriate digital conversations that led to his resignation in 2011.

“It is what it is,” Weiner said. “People may decide they want to come forward and say, here’s another email that I got or another photo. I’m certainly not going to do that. So people may hear things that are true, they may hear things that are not true, but I’m going to try to keep being focused on issues that are important to New York City.”

Weiner acknowledged that his campaign will include “a lot of apologizing,” but says he hopes people will first give him a chance to make his case and then think about voting for him.

Candidates who are apologizing before the election enter the race at a disadvantage, but he certainly has no shortage of press coverage as a result. However, it doesn’t appear that Weiner is going to get the endorsement of Andrew Cuomo any time soon.

Here’s Weiner’s first mayoral bid video, which reveals a four-pronged campaign strategy: “More cops, lower rent, better schools and sorry if I tweeted you a picture of my willy”:

**Written by Doug Powers

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