Weiner Hires Campaign Manager After Receiving Some Declines, Politico Says

Weiner takes next step in mayoral run after twitter disgrace

Weiner Hires Campaign Manager After Receiving Some Declines, Politico Says
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) announced his resignation June 16, 2011. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Amelia Pang

NEW YORK— Disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) has hired a campaign manager for his run for mayor, a campaign that he will officially announce next week, sources told Politico.

 The chosen campaign manager is said to be Danny Kedem, according to Politico. Kedem had recently been a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee senior campaign advisor, working on Mark Murphy's run for Congress. The campaign had been unsuccessful.

 Kedem has worked on a number of congressional runs and mayoral races, as well as field organizing work on Hillary Clinton’s presidential run.

 Weiner had resigned from his position in Congress in 2011 due to a scandalous twitter photo.

 According to Politico, Weiner had reached out to various potential managers and press hires but a number of them did not pursue a job interview.

However, Weiner has  already began receiving  endorsements before  formally announcing his run.

 Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn) told Current TV in mid-April that he would like to see Weiner as the mator of New York.

 “Nobody here is perfect...He's dealth with his issues, and everybody has issues," Ellison said


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