Weiner Gets a Gioia

In preparation for his all-but-officially declared run for mayor, Anthony Weiner has hired Lisa Hernandez Gioia, I’ve just confirmed.

She’s an accomplished fund-raiser who most recently worked for one of Weiner’s 2005 opponents, Gifford Miller. Of the many criticisms one could have made of Miller’s mayoral run that year, the campaign’s ability to raise money wasn’t one of them. [link fixed]

It’s another sign that Weiner,, an outsider in the 2005 mayoral race, will look a lot more like a front-runner in 2009. As he’ll be the first to say.

— Azi Paybarah