Ferrer avoids runoff to face Bloomberg

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Democrat Fernando Ferrer seems to have won the New York mayoral primary to face Republican incumbent Michael Bloomberg in November.

Ferrer to face Bloomberg for NYC mayor

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The Democrat who will face Michael Bloomberg in New York's Nov. 8 mayoralty race emerged Wednesday as Fernando Ferrer.

Poll has Bloomberg strong for re-election

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg got favorable job marks from half of the city's voters in Wednesday's Quinnipiac University poll.

Anti-Bush protest urges Jan. 20 boycott

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- An anti-Bush protest urging no American spend any money on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day, is making the rounds on the Internet, USA Today reported Thursday.

Lawmaker: Antisemitism up in New York City

NEW YORK, March 5 (UPI) -- New York City had 57 anti-Semitic crimes in the last quarter of 2003, a state lawmaker said.

Bill could help asteroid watch

WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Legislation that creates financial incentives for amateur astronomers to locate and track large celestial debris capable of striking Earth would be welcomed by professional astronomers, according to testimony presented on Capitol Hill.
SCOTT R. BURNELL, UPI Science Correspondent

Living Today: Issues of modern living

Musicians have bigger and more sensitive brains than people who do not play instruments, German researchers report. The auditory cortex, which is the part of the brain concerned with hearing, contains 130 per cent more "gray matter" in professional mus
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

Study of WTC collapse far from over

WASHINGTON, May 1 (UPI) -- The first study of the factors behind the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and nearby buildings on Sept. 11 has raised far more questions than it answered, witnesses at a House hearing said Wednesday.

Tragic scenes at American crash site

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Pieces of human bodies and mechanical wreckage are scattered in the area where an American Airlines plane crashed Monday morning.

Tragic scenes at American crash site

NEW YORK, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Pieces of human bodies and mechanical wreckage are scattered in the area where an American Airlines plane crashed Monday morning.
Page 6 of 6
Anthony Weiner
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) participates in a press conference responding to the Bush Administration's plan to negotiate a 20 billion dollar weapons deal with Saudi Arabia on Capitol Hill on July 31, 2007. The congress members explained that they would not support the negotiations. (UPI Photo/Dominic Bracco II)

Anthony David Weiner (pronounced /ˈwiːnər/; born September 4, 1964) is a former U.S. Representative who served New York's 9th congressional district 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.

Previously, Weiner was a New York City councilman from 1992 to 1998, and a congressional aide to then-U.S. Representative Schumer from 1985 to 1991. A New York City native, he attended the public schools and graduated from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh in 1985 with a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Weiner resigned from Congress due to a sexting scandal that began when he accidentally posted a link to a sexually suggestive picture of himself on his public Twitter account. He resigned effective June 21, 2011. A special election is scheduled for September 13, 2011, to fill the remainder of his term.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Anthony Weiner."
Photo Galleries
Most Popular
Viral video shows grouper swallow shark off fisherman's reel in one terrifying gulp
Tennessee student kicked out of class for saying 'bless you'
Indian boy with hands larger than his head can't even tie shoes
New York Post defies #ISISMediablackout with graphic James Foley cover
Deloitte: App downloads dwindle, 1 in 3 users disinterested