Former Congressman Anthony Weiner is said to be mulling a run for mayor or public advocate in 2013, and political observers are buzzing today with the reporting possibility.
Published reports say Weiner is hoping to re-enter political life, little more than a year after he resigned from Congress in June 2011, after admitting he sent lewd pictures of himself to women he met online.
Before the scandal broke, Weiner was considered a leading candidate for mayor.
Weiner has a $4.5 million campaign war chest.
Campaign finance records show that he has been renting an office and paying for phone service.
The Queens Democrat has largely kept a low-profile since his resignation, but he recently appeared on WNYC for a radio interview.
He is married to Huma Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
If Weiner did run for mayor, he would face a crowded Democratic field that would likely include City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
"I wish Anthony and Huma and their family all of the best. And those are private decisions for them to make, but I wish them all the best," Quinn told reporters today.
Former aides to Weiner declined to comment.