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It’s Not Clear Why Anthony Weiner Spent $54,000 on Polling

Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner walks in Midtown Manhattan on October 5, 2011 in New York City.
Looking confident.

According to New York City Campaign Finance Board filings, Anthony Weiner paid David Binder Research $54,000 for political polling on March 5. He also gave the firm $52,500 for “consulting work” the day before. The former congressman, who had a good chance of succeeding Mayor Bloomberg before all that unpleasantness, was recently said to be considering a run for city comptroller — a race that is currently locked up by Manhattan borough president Scott Stringer — but he’s not saying whether the aforementioned spending means that he’s planning a late-in-the-game entry to either race. “Nothing to report beyond what I reported,” he said. Maybe that $4.5 million in leftover campaign funds was simply burning a hole in his pocket.

Anthony Weiner Spent $54,000 on Polling