Anthony Weiner

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Anthony Weiner

Anthony David Weiner (born September 4, 1964) is a former member of the United States House of Representatives. He represented the 9th district of the state of New York. Weiner is a member of the Democratic Party.

Early political career[change | edit source]

After graduating from college at the State University of New York-Plattsburgh in 1985, Weiner began working on the staff of Charles Schumer, who was then a Congressman from New York.[1]

In 1991, Weiner became the youngest person to be elected to the City Council of New York City.[2] Weiner was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1999.

In 2011, Weiner became involved in a scandal after his Twitter account sent a woman a picture of a man with an erection.[3][4][5] At first, Weiner said that he had not sent the picture and that somebody must have hacked into his account. However, a few days later, he admitted that he had sent the picture and that he had been having sexual conversations with several women through Twitter.[6]

Because of the scandal, Weiner left the House of Representatives. He quit on June 16.[7]

Personal life[change | edit source]

Weiner married Huma Abedin in 2010. Their son was born in 2011.

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