According to Politico, Anthony Weiner has hired one staffer in preparation for his run for mayor of New York City.
Two sources said that they couldn’t tell Politico the staffer’s name or what position he/she will assume under the former Congressman.
The revelation follows weeks of speculation that Weiner is seeking a redemptive run for the mayor’s office. Speculation has raged that he has been looking for potential aides and staffers. Although Weiner’s pollster, Joel Benenson, has been hired by New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, Weiner’s ad man, Jim Margolis of GMMB, is still available for a position in the potential run.
There isn’t much time left for Weiner to decide, because petitioning for listing on the ballot begins in early June. In order to obtain the necessary number of signatures, he’ll need a staff larger than the one he has now. However, it seems Weiner’s position is hardening.