Anthony Weiner

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York Anthony Weiner

Anthony David Weiner is a former U.S. Representative who served from January 1999 until June 2011. A Democrat, Weiner held the seat previously occupied by Democrat Charles Schumer and won seven terms, never receiving less than 59 percent of the vote. He was an unsuccessful candidate for mayor of New York City in the 2005 election, and had begun to amass a campaign fund to run again for mayor in 2013.
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Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin: History of a complicated relationship
Fox News - about 1 month
Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin have reportedly decided to finalize their divorce outside of court. Read on for a look at the couple's complicated relationship.
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Anthony Weiner reports to prison for sexting conviction
ABC News - 4 months
Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has reported to prison to begin a 21-month sentence for sexting with a 15-year-old girl
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Anthony Weiner to report to prison by Monday
abc News - 4 months
Weiner was sentenced to 21 to 27 months in prison for sexting a minor.
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Weiner Sentenced to 21 Months in Sexting Case
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
A federal judge sentenced Anthony Weiner, the former Democratic congressman from New York, to 21 months in prison for exchanging sexually explicit messages with a 15-year-old girl.
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Weiner jailed in sexting case that rocked US election
CNN - 5 months
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor.
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Anthony Weiner faces sentencing in latest chapter of sexting drama
CBS News - 5 months
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Anthony Weiner may get 2 years in prison
CNN - 5 months
With Anthony Weiner's sentencing set for Monday, the big question is: Will he go to prison?
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Government: Prison fits Weiner's sex crime on teen victim
abc News - 5 months
Prosecutors say ex-congressman Anthony Weiner should get two years in prison for manipulating a 15-year-old girl to perform sex acts online
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Weiner's Lawyers Argue Teenager in Sexting Case Targeted Him
Wall Street Journal - 5 months
Lawyers for former Democratic Rep. Anthony Weiner, in a filing ahead of his sentencing for trading sexually explicit messages with a minor, said the teenager had targeted him both for personal profit and “to influence the U.S. presidential election.”
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Anthony Weiner And Huma Abedin Appear In Divorce Court
Huffington Post - 5 months
A judge turned down a motion to bar photographers from the proceedings.
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Teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner speaks out - New York Post
Google News - 5 months
New York Post Teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner speaks out New York Post The teenaged girl whose sexting with Anthony Weiner helped shape the 2016 election is speaking out for the first time, telling Inside Edition that she played along with their creepy exchanges — until the disgraced pol included his young son in a bare ... Teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner says it all happened 'very fast'New York Daily News This Is The Teen That Anthony Weiner Was Sexting?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!The Daily Caller Teen Who Says Anthony Weiner Sexted Her Gives First TV InterviewJezebel Washington Examiner -The Hollywood Gossip -Inside Edition -Metro all 21 news articles »
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FBI turns over 7,000 documents from Weiner laptop in Clinton-tied case
Fox News - 7 months
The FBI has turned over 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s private laptop to the State Department as part of a watchdog group's lawsuit related to last year's Hillary Clinton email case.
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WATCH: Anthony Weiner pleads guilty to federal obscenity charge
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ABC News' David Muir reports the stories people are buzzing about.
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Timeline
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    In 2016, the resulting documentary, Weiner, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
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    In August 2016, Abedin announced that she was separating from Weiner due to his continued sexting.
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    On August 29, 2016, the New York Daily News said it would no longer carry Weiner’s columns, which included his writings on New York City politics.
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  • 2015
    By September 2015, his employment at MWW had ended, with the firm's head Michael Kempner stating "It has become clear that a handful of people and a few media outlets continue to be fixated on Anthony".
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    In July 2015, Weiner was hired by MWW Group, a PR firm in New York City as a part-time consultant to serve on the company's board of advisors.
  • 2013
    In 2013, Weiner and Abedin allowed filmmakers full access to his mayoral campaign.
    Explicit photos were sent by him under the alias "Carlos Danger" to a 22-year-old woman with whom Weiner had contact as late as April 2013, more than a year after he had left Congress.
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    A second scandal began on July 23, 2013, several months after Weiner returned to politics in the New York City mayoral race.
    On September 10, 2013, Weiner lost the mayoral primary with less than 5% of the vote.
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    On July 27, 2013, Danny Kedem, Weiner's campaign chief, announced his resignation.
    On July 23, 2013, following allegations that Weiner (using the alias "Carlos Danger") had continued sexting after his resignation from Congress, he acknowledged that he had continued to send explicit messages to at least three women in 2012.
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    Weiner announced his intent to seek candidacy on a YouTube video on May 21, 2013.
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    In an interview with The New York Times Magazine published online on April 10, 2013, Weiner said he would like to "ask people to give me a second chance" and was considering a run for mayor.
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    According to the NYC Campaign Finance Board website, as of the March 2013 filing deadline Weiner had raised over $5.1 million, the second most of all registered mayoral candidates, behind only Christine Quinn.
  • 2011
    In December 2011, Abedin gave birth to a boy, Jordan Zain Weiner.
    On June 13, 2011, the New York Daily News reported that one of Weiner's vehicles, though it had been issued valid plates, was displaying expired plates that had been issued to another one of his vehicles.
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    Weiner resigned from Congress in June 2011 when the first of what would become multiple sexting scandals were made public.
    In the special election held on September 13, 2011, to replace him, Republican businessman Bob Turner defeated Democrat David Weprin to fill Weiner's seat.
    After an explicit photo was leaked through the Twitter account of a listener of the The Opie & Anthony Show, Weiner announced on June 16, 2011, that he would resign from Congress, and he formally did so on June 21.
    On May 27, 2011, Weiner sent a link of a sexually explicit photograph of himself via his public Twitter account to an adult woman who was following him on Twitter.
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  • 2010
    By July 2010, Weiner had raised $3.9 million for a potential campaign in the 2013 mayoral election, and was considered a leading contender in early polls.
    A 2010 license plate check by the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call showed that Weiner's vehicles were among several owned by members of Congress which had unpaid tickets.
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    Weiner voted against the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010.
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    In response to pressure from Weiner, in November 2010 YouTube removed some of Anwar al-Awlaki's inflammatory videos from its website.
    On July 29, 2010, Weiner criticized Republicans for opposing the 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which would provide for funds for sick first responders to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    When a public health insurance option was being considered as part of America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009, he said it would help towards reducing costs, and set up a website to push for the option.
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    In late July 2009, he secured a full House floor vote for single payer health care in exchange for not amending America's Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (AAHCA) in Committee mark-up with a single-payer plan.
    During the health care reform debates of 2009, Weiner advocated for a bill called the United States National Health Care Act, which would have expanded Medicare to all Americans, regardless of age.
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    In May 2009, he became engaged to Huma Abedin, a long-time personal aide to Hillary Clinton, and they married in July 2010, with former President Bill Clinton officiating.
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    However, in May 2009, after the New York City Council voted to extend term limits for Mayor Bloomberg, Weiner announced his decision not to run against the popular incumbent.
    Weiner appeared to be a candidate for mayor again in 2009.
    Weiner was the chief sponsor of the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act (PACT) of 2009, which makes the selling of tobacco in violation of any state tax law a federal felony, and effectively ends Internet tobacco smuggling by stopping shipments of cigarettes through the United States Postal Service.
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  • 2008
    In June 2008, Weiner sponsored a bill that would increase the number of O-visas available to foreign fashion models, arguing that it would help boost the fashion industry in New York City.
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  • 2005
    Weiner sought the Democratic nomination to run for New York City mayor in 2005, vying against three other candidates.
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    Weiner received an "A" on the Drum Major Institute's 2005 Congressional Scorecard on middle-class issues.
    He was an unsuccessful candidate for Mayor of New York City in the 2005 and 2013 New York City mayoral elections.
  • 2003
    He received a 100% rating from the NARAL Pro-Choice America in 2003 and a 0% rating from National Right to Life Committee 2006, indicating a strong pro-choice voting record.
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  • 2000
    His older brother, Seth, was killed at age 39 by a hit-and-run driver in May 2000.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1998
    Weiner ran for Congress in 1998 from New York's 9th congressional district, the seat held by his mentor, Chuck Schumer, who was running for the U.S. Senate.
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  • 1991
    After six years in Schumer's office, Weiner's first chance at political office came in 1991 when the New York City Council was expanded from 35 to 51 seats.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1988
    He worked in Schumer's Washington, D.C. office for three years, then transferred to Schumer's district office in Brooklyn in 1988, when Schumer encouraged him to become involved in local politics.
  • 1985
    Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1985, Weiner joined the staff of then–United States Representative and current Senator Chuck Schumer.
  • 1981
    Weiner took the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), an examination used to determine admission to all but one of New York City's specialized high schools, and was admitted to Brooklyn Technical High School; he graduated in 1981.
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  • OTHER
  • 1964
    Anthony David Weiner was born in Brooklyn, New York, on September 4, 1964, as the middle son of his Jewish parents: Mort Weiner, a lawyer, and his wife Frances (née Finkelstein), a public high school math teacher.
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