(NEW YORK) — Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner has finally declared himself a candidate for New York City mayor.
In an ad posted on YouTube late Tuesday night, the democrat says, “I’m running for mayor because I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life.”
Weiner adds that he hopes he gets a “second chance to work for you,” admitting that he’s “made some big mistakes” and “let a lot of people down.”
“But I’ve also learned some tough lessons,” he says.
Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after he revealed that he sent sexually inappropriate texts and photos to women after first denying that he had. His wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Hillary Clinton, stood by his side.
The couple, who has a 1-year-old son together, are both featured in the new ad, titled “Anthony Weiner for Mayor.”
“We love this city and no one will work harder to make it better than Anthony,” Abedin says in the video.
Weiner wraps up the ad by saying, “I will fight for you every single day. Thank you for watching.”
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