From the NY Post:
Anthony Weiner’s bid to rise from the political dead is ready to begin in earnest — the disgraced former congressman will announce he is running for mayor as early as next week, according to sources.
“He’s definitely running,” one Weiner ally told The Post.
After weeks of hinting at a run, Weiner has taken a major step toward firing up his campaign by hiring a manager to guide his mayoral bid, according to a report.
Sources expect Weiner will make the announcement in the next 10 days, sometime before Memorial Day on May 27 — which happens to be the second anniversary of the day he sent out on Twitter a picture of his manhood that embarrassed him into resigning from Congress.
Some think he may already have waited too long.
He needs to start getting signatures to obtain ballot status, as petitioning for all elective offices begins June 4.
Democratic mayoral debates and forums have already taken place, with Weiner on the sidelines.
From the Daily News:
Anthony Weiner has enough money to run for mayor, and now he has a campaign manager — but does he have enough time?
The former congressman is preparing to jump into the race, possibly as soon as next week, the Daily News has learned. At least two people close to Weiner have been contacting political operatives to help staff up his campaign.
Danny Kedem, who worked on Democrat Mark Murphy’s failed campaign for Congress on Staten Island last year, has agreed to serve as Weiner’s campaign manager, Politico reported.
But once he’s officially in, Weiner will have only four months until the Democratic primary. The other top Democrats have been running for years.
Weiner on Wednesday said that he did not think the lack of time would not be a problem — although he admitted that he has to formally announce his candidacy soon.
He acknowledged reaching out to hire campaign workers — and rejected reports that he’s having trouble attracting top operatives to work for him.