Weiner back on Twitter, the epicenter of his prior downfall

Former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y.

It was his questionable behavior on Twitter that led to Anthony Weiner's political undoing, but the former New York congressman isn't done with the medium: On Monday afternoon, he returned to Twitter under the simple new handle of @anthonyweiner.

Within two hours of his first tweet - a link to his 2013 policy book - his identity had been verified and he had accumulated more than 2,000 followers.

So far, he has not followed any of them back.

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 after he was caught sending young women sexually suggestive pictures of himself on Twitter, and then lying in an attempt to hide the truth. Since then, he's kept a remarkably low profile, eschewing the limelight and, according to the occasional interview, working on his marriage and taking care of his young son.

But that may change soon. In a recent New York Times Magazine piece, Weiner professed he is weighing a bid for New York City mayor, and a recent Quinnipiac University poll showed him running second to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a controversial figure who has long been viewed as the race's frontrunner.

Weiner's return to Twitter seems to signal a willingness to put himself back in the public eye.

So far, however, his newfound Twitter presence is pretty tame: His first tweet was a link with no comment; his second linked to the same report, but to a section outlining some Earth Day-related policy ideas.

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