05/31/2013 06:10 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Anthony Weiner Apology Letter To Adele Cohen From 1991 Race Revealed (PHOTO)

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Long before former Rep. Anthony Weiner ran for Congress, he launched a campaign that made him the then-youngest New York City Council member in history at age 27.

But his big 1991 city council win didn't come smoothly. Weiner's upset victory came days after he sent out a race-baiting flier depicting rival Adele Cohen as being a puppet of Jesse Jackson and David Dinkins.

Cohen recently told the New York Post the flier was a "real smear" and "there was no way to answer it." Weiner apologized to Cohen in a hand-written letter one day after his win.

“I made a mistake that cannot be undone. I’ll have to live with it," Weiner wrote in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by Up w/Steve Kornacki. "I'm sorry you do as well. I hope that in time I will have the opportunity to redeem myself to you and to the many others who are rightly angry with me.”

The letter, provided to HuffPost by Up w/Steve Kornacki, will be shown on the MSNBC morning show Saturday along with new information about the incident. View an image of the letter below:

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