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New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner speaks during a Memorial Day ceremony in New York, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

With Anthony Weiner officially announcing his run for New York City mayor, one has to wonder if the man can overcome his 2011 scandal when as a House representative he resigned after photos and information were released detailing his extramarital affairs.

But while a Weiner comeback has been doubted in some circles, he certainly wouldnt be the first American politician to come roaring back from a scandal. Heres a look back at some of the biggest political comebacks from recent history.

See the list of political comebacks from recent history.

Freeman Stevenson is a Snow College grad and is the opinion intern. Reach me at [email protected] or @freemandesnews