Rep. Anthony Weiner IS running for re-election

While speculation continues as to whether Rep. Anthony Weiner will rekindle his New York City mayoral campaign in 2009, for now he is focused on retaining his seat in Congress. In an e-mail to Congresspedia today, an aide confirmed Congressman Weiner "is petitioning to run for re-election to Congress." The Democrat has represented New York's 21st district since 1998.

Thus far, his only competitor is Republican Joseph Schmidt, a veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserves.

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