NY's Weiner back on Twitter 2 years after disgrace

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Associated Press

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 3:04 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 22 at 3:05 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York congressman Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) is back on Twitter.

The married Democrat resigned in 2011 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."

He says, "It seemed like a fresh start was in order." He has a few thousand people following (at)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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