With Weiner, NYC Mayor Race Takes On New Dynamic

6:53 AM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - However Anthony Weiner does when the polls close, he's certain to add drama to the most competitive New York City mayor's race in more than a decade.

The former congressman is getting ready for a first round of campaign events Thursday. His announcement is being met with a mix of polite greetings, blowback and bring-it-on bravado Wednesday from his now-rivals. And average New Yorkers are at no loss for opinions, either.

Weiner says he knows his run will be difficult, but he wants to bring his ideas into the race - and win.

After about a month of maybes, Weiner officially launched his comeback campaign with a video posted online late Tuesday.

His mayoral bid is happening two years after a series of tawdry tweets capsized his congressional career.

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