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Anthony Weiner, Huma Abedin Give First Joint Interview

07/18/2012 10:36 am 10:36:15

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) and his wife, Huma Abedin, recently gave their first joint interview to People magazine, in which they discussed their current focus: Raising their baby son.

When asked, Weiner didn't deny reports that he was looking to rehabilitate his political career, possibly with a run for New York City mayor, but the Democrat said being a father was his foremost concern.

"The only next dramatic steps I'm planning on are Jordan's first," Weiner told People, referring to their six-month-old child.

Earlier this week, Weiner provided a more concrete answer to the mayor question, telling a reporter that it was "a clown story, bro," borrowing a line from 19-year-old baseball phenom Bryce Harper, who plays for the Washington Nationals.

Reports also suggested that Abedin, a top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was pressuring Weiner to jumpstart his political resurgence with a tell-all interview about the notorious text message and photo scandal that led to the congressman's downfall. Weiner has denied these claims as well.

In the People interview published Wednesday, Abedin said that they were just a "normal family" and that Weiner had risen to the challenge of fatherhood.

"Anthony has spent every day since [the scandal] trying to be the best dad and husband he can be," she. "I'm proud to be married to him."

For the entire interview and a picture of Weiner and Abedin with their son, click over to People.

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