Weiner takes the lead: Disgraced Congressman moves into poll position in New York City mayoral race
Former U.S. Congressman Anthony Weiner is attempting a political comeback two years after resigning in disgrace from the legislature.
He has taken the lead over his Democratic rivals in the race for New York City mayor, a poll showed.
Weiner has the backing of 25 per cent of registered Democrats.
In the meantime, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the early frontrunner and a close ally of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, trails with 20 per cent, according to Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal-NBC New York-Marist poll.
Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has 13 per cent, followed by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio with 10 per cent and city Comptroller John Liu with 8 per cent.
Weiner has shaken up the race for City Hall since announcing his candidacy on May 22.