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 DeseretNews.com opinion intern. Reach me at fstevenson@deseretdigital or @freemandesnews