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Anthony Weiner's Insane First Day Campaigning

“I’m not blocking it, they are!”

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:07 p.m. ET

Posted on May 23, 2013, at 7:42 p.m. ET

Anthony Weiner's first day on the campaign stump for New York City Mayor was pure chaos.

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At 7:45 AM at a Harlem subway entrance.

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Wherever Weiner was almost immediately swarmed by media.

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The press was so tightly packed that they could hardly get photos of the controversial candidate.

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The voters who could get through the wall of press around him were very supportive of his candidacy.

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He even got a bro hug out of it.

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“I could use your help” he told kids on their way to school.

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He also might have yelled at some kids.

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But the visit was annoying for commuters who had to deal with the huge crowd.

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A cop even asked Weiner to move away from the subway entrance so people could get to work.

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Weiner also hired a guy to hold a sign behind him everywhere he went.

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"Great job sign guy!"

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Weiner judged the press for asking about his scandal. A lot.

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*still judging

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But some residents made fun of the scandal, “Instead of a hug, I really wanted a text!” reports Polititicker.

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Weiner then got on the subway himself, doing this Abbey Road thing.

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You can bet the press followed him.

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SWARMED.

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They made it hard to talk to a constituent on the subway. Not that anyone on the New York subway wants to talk to you.

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One of the few supporters he could speak with told him “Stay off of Facebook and all of that. Leave that alone!”

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And everyone in the media says: "Welcome back!"

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