Anthony Weiner resumes tweeting after 2011 scandal

Anthony Weiner on Capitol Hill in Washington. Anthony Weiner on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photo Credit: AP, 2009

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Anthony Weiner, the disgraced congressman caught in 2011 sending an inappropriate photo to a young woman via his Twitter account, is tweeting again.

The possible mayoral candidate registered a new Twitter handle Monday -- @AnthonyWeiner -- his first active account since his old one went dormant following the 2011 lewd-tweeting scandal.

The new account has been pretty quiet, but Monday Weiner tweeted out two links to a 20-page document he released last week called "Keys to the City: 64 Ideas to Keep New York the Capital of the Middle Class."

"It seemed like a fresh start was in order especially in light of all the new ideas around which I am hoping to drive conversation and debate," Weiner, 48, wrote in emails to several news outlets about the new account.

He didn't respond to emails from amNewYork.

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The account quickly jumped to nearly 5,000 followers by yesterdayMonday evening.

Weiner is flirting with a mayoral run, telling The New York Times this month he is weighing a decision and has spent money on polling to gauge whether the public would accept him back.Reaction to a possible run has been mixed among registered voters, according to an NBC News/Marist poll last week, with more than half saying they wouldn't consider voting for him.

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