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Anthony Weiner

Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Anthony Weiner (D)

Listen this week at 7:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. for profiles of each of the leading candidates, and scroll down for more profiles.

The 48-year old ex-Congressman sure has a difficult time staying out of the media spotlight, and he’s been on the cover of the Daily News and New York Post more times than he’d probably like. But despite a second sexting scandal (the first being in 2011 when he resigned from Congress) and numerous calls to drop out of the mayor’s race, Anthony Weiner continues his run for the New York City throne.

Race for Anthony Weiner's Empty Seat Begins

Republican Candidate Bob Turner kicks off his campaign

With nominees from both the Republican and Democrat parties selected, this week marks the beginning of the race for the ninth district Congressional seat, once held by embattled lawmaker Anthony Weiner.  Republican nominee, businessman Bob Turner kicked off his campaign at Forest Hills Station, Queens.