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Anthony Weiner returns to Twitter

Posted at: 04/23/2013 7:03 AM
By: Associated Press

Former congressman Anthony Weiner has returned to Twitter with a new account even as the old one that led to his resigning in disgrace two years ago remains active with nearly 70,000 followers.

The New York City Democrat's first post to his new account was a link to a policy statement on helping the city's middle class. Weiner has run for mayor once and toyed with the idea in 2009. He says he's thinking about joining the race to succeed current mayor Michael Bloomberg. But a poll last week showed half the Democrats who responded wouldn't even consider voting for Weiner because of the sexting scandal that drove him from office.