Report: Weiner Explored Media Gigs

    NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner meets with people on a street corner In Harlem on September 10, 2013 in New York City. Registered voters in New York are voting today in the Democratic and Republican primary races to nominate party candidates for the New York mayoral race.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    If Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign seemed like a reality show, maybe it’s because it was an audition. According to The New York Observer, Weiner explored whether he could make the jump to either television or radio prior to launching his mayoral bid. In February 2013, two months before he began floating the idea of running for mayor, Weiner was talking with agents to find out whether losing the mayor’s race would hurt his chances to land a spot on TV or radio. Before he was forced to resign from Congress because of his sexting scandal, Weiner was a regular on the cable-news circuit. If he winds up on air, his second act will be similar to Eliot Spitzer, another scandal-plagued New York politician, who had a short-lived show on CNN following his resignation from the governor's office.



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