Keith Ellison endorses Anthony Weiner for NYC mayor

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Ellison is the first person to endorse the disgraced congressman's possible mayoral bid.
Keith Ellison must be feeling pretty confident after winning reelection so handily against Republican Chris Fields last November.

On Current TV yesterday, Ellison became the first politician to publicly endorse Anthony Weiner's prospective New York City mayoral campaign. Yes, that Anthony Weiner, the former congressman who not two years ago had to resign after accidentally sending a picture of his manhood into the twitterverse.

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"Anthony's a good guy in my opinion," Ellison told Current host Bill Press. "Now, he should've came clean once he got busted, you know, and I'm sorry he didn't do that. But he's sorry he didn't do that. And his wife's sorry he didn't do that."

(That's a good lesson for future reference, congresspeople. The time to come clean is after you have already been caught.)

"Look man, nobody here is perfect," he continued. "Anthony was a great congressman, in my opinion. And he's dealt with his issues and everybody has issues. So I'd love to see Anthony Weiner be mayor of New York. I hereby endorse Anthony."

Watch the full interview here:

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swmnguy topcommenter

Well, that's kind of funny.  Unlikely to sway the race, I'd imagine.  Equally unlikely to cost Ellison anything.  And a lot of progressive Democrats still support Weiner, from back when you could say his name without giggling.  Weiner probably deserves the support, but really, when you screw up like that, you have to make like Mark Sanford and go away.  Oh, wait...

green23 topcommenter

This is sure to win a lot of votes from all of those people that live here and vote in NYC. Which is to say, none.

CinBlueland topcommenter

Rubber stamp D endorses another D.. Water still wet.

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