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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has new job as PR consultant

July 23, 2015 Associated Press
Anthony Weiner. Photo by Mary Frost

Scandal-tarred former congressman Anthony Weiner has a new job as a part-time public relations consultant.

The firm MWW announced Thursday that Weiner will join its board of advisers. The company said Weiner will be a consultant on public policy and new business development and will not service clients directly.

Weiner represented a Brooklyn and Queens district in Congress until he resigned over sexually explicit texts and social media posts in 2011. He unsuccessfully ran for mayor of New York City in 2005 and 2013.

MWW is based in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Its clients include Netflix, Southern Comfort and Samsung.

The firm’s founder, Michael Kempner, was a national finance co-chairman for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, is a longtime Clinton aide.

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