Cuomo: ‘Shame on us’ if New York elects Anthony Weiner

Just yesterday, all New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) had to say about Anthony Weiner's mayoral prospects was this:

But by the end of the day he'd changed his mind. "Shame on us" if New York City elects Weiner mayor, Cuomo told the The Post-Standard editorial board.

The governor is not planning to endorse in the mayor's race. “I’m going to try to stay out of the politics of New York City if I can avoid it,” he said in December.

Weiner announced his plans to run this week with a slick, subtly Mets-themed Web site. He kicked off his campaign Thursday morning at a subway stop in Harlem. But his past indiscretions won't necessarily stay in the past; he acknowledged in a radio interview that more women could come forward with photos and e-mails from him.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · May 23, 2013