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Anthony Weiner films campaign ad: report

Anthony Weiner is questioned by the media as

Anthony Weiner is questioned by the media as he leaves his Park Avenue South apartment building in Manhattan. (May 15, 2013). Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner, days away from announcing whether he'll join the New York City mayoral race for an improbable political comeback attempt, Thursday was spotted filming what appeared to be a campaign ad, a local TV station reported.

The Democrat's congressional career ended in 2011 after he posted a lewd photo of himself to his Twitter account and later admitted to exchanging inappropriate messages with six women.

NBC 4 New York reported that Weiner, 48, in shirt and tie, and his wife, Huma Abedin, a former aide to Hillary Rodham Clinton, were spotted sitting on the stoop of Weiner's childhood home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, in front of a small camera crew.

The group hurriedly packed up and left when they were spotted, the station said.

The Park Slope home was where Weiner, appearing with his parents and younger brother, announced his mayoral bid in 2005. Weiner Thursday did not respond to emails for comment.

He told reporters on Wednesday that he will make his announcement soon, saying he wants to make sure he has a "path to victory."

Weiner is polling second behind City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the mayoral race and has the second-largest campaign fund chest after Quinn.

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