Morning Read: Weiner

In an op-ed in The New York Times, Anthony Weiner formally declares he’s not running for mayor, writing that his desire to “start a family,” and Michael Bloomberg’s money, contributed to his decision.
Michael Barbaro and David Chen say Weiner seemed “personally stung and deflated” by Bloomberg’s entrance into the race.
The Daily News reports Weiner dropped out after Joe Crowley had a “heart to heart” with him. And because he didn’t get the Queens County endorsement.
Liz Benjamin also sees a connection between Weiner’s timing and the Queens County endorsement of Bill Thompson.
Weiner was leading Thompson in a poll just two weeks ago.

Morning Read: Weiner