Tag Archives: Christine Quinn

FBI Investigates Anti-Christine Quinn Group, Questions Donations To De Blasio

About this time last year Christine Quinn had a comfortable lead in the polls and many thought that she was a lock to become New York City’s first openly gay mayor. Late in the summer of 2013 she fell to third place not long after the Anyone But Quinn campaign began running attack ads that accused her, among other things, ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Christine Quinn Signs Off As Speaker Of The City Council

“Dear friends, I’m writing today to say thank you, and wish you a Happy New Year. Thank you to each and every one of you who came to committee hearings or town hall meetings, who sent emails, who made phone calls. Thank you for lending us your ideas and making your voices heard, for playing a part in shaping the ...

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UPDATED: Hers To Lose

A documentary about Christine Quinn’s mayoral campaign. UPDATE: I’ve replaced the trailer with the full documentary.

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Stop Everybody

Last night I noticed that the Stop Christine Quinn people, having won their years-long crusade, are now retweeting posts from an account called Stop Bill De Blasio.  And the website linked in the account is posting tweets from Stop Christine Quinn. I’m confused.

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Christine Quinn Concedes

Openly lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn finished with 15% of the vote. She has conceded.

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De Blasio Far Ahead In Final Mayoral Poll

New York City’s mayoral primary is tomorrow and the final poll released today shows Bill De Blasio maintaining a 14-point lead at 39%, just one point shy of the cutoff to avoid a runoff. De Blasio, 52, elected four years ago to the citywide watchdog office of public advocate, retains the lead among seven candidates. Former city Comptroller William Thompson ...

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Spoof Ad For Christine Quinn

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Evan Wolfson Endorses Christine Quinn

Unlike Dustin Lance Black and George Takei, Freedom To Marry head Evan Wolfson actually lives in New York City.

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Dustin Lance Black Endorses Quinn

Quinn’s campaign is heavy with celeb endorsements this week. Both Black and George Takei, it should be noted, live in Los Angeles.

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George Takei Endorses Christine Quinn

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NEW YORK CITY: Bill De Blasio Widens Lead To Possible Runoff-Proof Position

The top line above is the latest poll result in the New York City mayoral race. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has skyrocketed to 43 percent in the latest mayoral race poll, an astonishing climb that puts him past the 40 percent threshold needed to avoid a runoff. The poll of likely Democratic primary voters from Quinnipiac University released one ...

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New York Post Endorses Quinn & Lhota

Christine Quinn today earned a newspaper hat trick as the third of New York City’s three biggest dailies joined the New York Times and the New York Daily News in endorsing her. (Like the Times did on Saturday, the Post has also endorsed Republican front-runner Joe Lhota, the former head of the MTA.)  But the Rupert Mudoch-owned Post cannot resist ...

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NYT Endorses Quinn & Lhota

The New York Times editorial board has endorsed both Christine Quinn and Joe Lhota for mayor. Republican front-runner Lhota is the former head of the MTA. About Quinn: We had already made up our own minds in favor of Ms. Quinn, but the Wednesday debate would have clinched it anyway. Candidates were asked what legacy they wanted to leave after ...

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New York Daily News Endorses Quinn

The New York Daily News has endorsed Christine Quinn by calling her the right person to continue the Bloomberg era. Which is pretty much what her detractors have been warning about. The Bloomberg era will end with crime lower than it has ever been, employment at a record level, neighborhoods reborn, the schools rescued from a culture of failure and ...

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Sparks Fly At NYC Mayoral Debate

Everybody seemed to gang up on new frontrunner Bill De Blasio at last night’s Democratic mayoral debate. Most analysts are saying that Christine Quinn turned in one of her strongest performances, however she continued to slam De Blasio’s wife for allegedly attacking her for not having children, a charge angrily denied by the De Blasio camp, which pointed out that ...

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Slapping At Quinn Press Conference

A mayoral campaign press conference for New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn turned violent yesterday when an anti-Quinn protester slapped openly gay state Sen. Brad Hoylman in the face. The protester, seen above shaking his fist at openly gay former state Sen. Tom Duane, said that he blames Quinn for the closure of St. Vincent’s Hospital in the West ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Bloomberg Suggests Fingerprinting Public Housing Tenants

Speaking on his weekly radio address, yesterday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested fingerprinting the city’s public housing tenants. “What we really should have is fingerprinting to get in. And of course there’s an allegation that some of these apartments aren’t occupied by the people who originally have the lease,” said Mr. Bloomberg during his weekly radio sit-down with ...

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New Wall Street Journal-NBC Poll

From the Wall Street Journal: With nine candidates on the Democratic primary ballot, there is next to no chance anyone will win the contest outright, and so the top candidates have focused their efforts on securing a spot in the runoff. While Ms. Quinn has spent most of the race as the front-runner, the poll showed she will be the ...

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Chat Show Caller On Stop-And-Frisk

I don’t even know how to properly set this clip up, so maybe you should just watch it. The host totally slams Christine Quinn at the end of the call. More about this at New York Magazine.

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Just In From The NYPD

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has issued a statement via press release: This kind of an anti-gay attack is unacceptable anywhere, but for it to happen in Chelsea which has such a large LGBT population is particularly shocking. And what’s worse is that this is happening after a summer of repeated attacks on members of the LGBT attack ...

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