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Anthony Weiner wants to be mayor of Pittsburgh?

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A screengrab of the banner from Weiner's website. A screengrab of the banner from Weiner's website.
The site was update a few hours later. The site was update a few hours later.
A better look at the background image from Weiner's banner. A better look at the background image from Weiner's banner.
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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner launched his campaign for mayor of New York City this week, but his website seems to indicate he is running for office in Pittsburgh.

The stylized and colorized image used in the "Weiner for Mayor" banner shows a bridge and a skyline.

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Weiner on Wednesday Tweeted the link to his website, saying: "It's a website for my campaign for mayor. Take a look. GoingWithUnderstatementToStart"

He grew up in Brooklyn and may have been going for a Brooklyn Bridge look on his site.

By Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh image had been replaced with a more generic-looking skyline evoking New York. That image was then in turn replaced by a set of five photos, each presumably representing each of the five boroughs.

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"Our designer got the image from a set of images that included New York City images, but obviously this image was not of New York City, as the Weiner campaign had requested," John Brougher, of NGP VAN, said in a statement. "With the image behind a strong blue background, our team did not catch this mistake."

In 2011, Weiner resigned from Congress after getting aught sending suggestive photos and messages with women online.

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