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New York Post: Anthony Weiner Aims To Be ‘Kingmaker’ In Finding His Own Replacement

Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner‘s not exactly gone into hiding. Instead of focusing on repairing his marriage, the New York Post‘s Sally Goldenberg and Josh Margolin report Weiner’s busy working his political connections in an attempt to help choose his own successor. “Weiner, who became a national dirty joke after he was caught sexting young women, now wants to be a kingmaker,” they write in today’s Post.

Unless there’s a primary, Queens Democratic and Republican leaders will likely choose candidates for a special election to replace Weiner–and the Post cites “insiders” who say the ex-congressman is attempting to have a key role in that process:

His ego has no bounds.

In a dazzling display of arrogance, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner is trying to insert himself back into politics — calling power brokers and would-be candidates for his old seat, hoping they’ll let him play a role in choosing his own successor, The Post has learned.

Weiner, who became a national dirty joke after he was caught sexting young women, now wants to be a kingmaker.

One Democratic insider confirmed that Weiner has spoken to the Queens party chairman, Rep. Joe Crowley, about whom the Dems should pick.

One source quoted by the Post defended Weiner’s involvement, saying “I think it’s a very natural thing for him to do. This is something he cares about.”

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