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Rep. Anthony Weiner makes resignation official

June 20, 2011|By Kathleen Hennessey

New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has submitted his letter of resignation, ending -- he hopes -- the sexting scandal that put the brakes on the Democrat’s career.

Weiner's letter was received by House leaders Monday, four days after he announced he would step down.

The missive was addressed to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Secretary of State Cesar Perales. House Speaker John Boehner and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi were copied.

Photos: Rep. Weiner sexting scandal

The usually long-winded Weiner kept it short:

"I hereby resign as a member of the House of Representatives for the New York’s Ninth Congressional District effective midnight Tuesday, June 21, 2011. It has been an honor to serve the people of Queens and Brooklyn."

The letter is expected to be entered into the record on the House floor tomorrow.

Cuomo's office has not yet announced when the governor will call for a special election to replace Weiner, though it is expected to be in September or November, to coincide with either the regularly scheduled primary or general election.

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