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Newspapers Who Endorsed Anthony Weiner For Mayor In 2005 “Considering” Endorsing Again

“We were the first to endorse Anthony Weiner for Congress yet. We are not writing him off.”

Two local Queens newspapers that endorsed Anthony Weiner during his first run for mayor in 2005 will consider endorsing him again, despite the embarrassing sex scandal that forced Weiner out of Congress.

“We are considering” possibly endorsing Weiner, said Kevin Boyle, managing editor of The Wave, which is located in the Rockaway section of Queens. “We are waiting to meet all the candidates. ”

The Wave’s Twitter account was the first follow Anthony Weiner when he rejoined earlier this year. For a while, it was the former congressman’s only follow.

“We were the first to endorse Anthony Weiner for Congress. We are not writing him off,” Boyle continued. “He knows Rockaway better than the other candidates.”

The publisher of the Queens Tribune, Michael Schenkler, said, “We haven’t endorsed anyone” and “everyone will be coming in” to meet with the editorial board.

Asked if the publication would reconsider its 2005 endorsement of Weiner, Schenkler said, “We will give everyone a shot.”

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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