The former Rep. has an op-ed in Wednesday’s New York Daily News about how residents of the Rockaways suffered during and after Hurricane Sandy, co-written with Congressman Greg Meeks.
Weiner said he was simply trying to shine a spotlight on the battered and frequently forgotten neighborhood, which he represented in Congress for more than a decade.
“I care very deeply about the people in Rockaway as well as Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay,” he said in a brief interview with the News.
“I owe them my political career and they have been very good to my family. I want to make sure their plight is known.”
Weiner said the op-ed is not part of a plan to repair his public image – but it’s sure to stoke new talk of a potential political comeback.