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NYT: Mayor Bloomberg to Endorse Christine Quinn as Successor

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants out lesbian City Council Speaker Christine Quinn to succeed him in office, the NYT reports:

Bloomberg_quinn Mr. Bloomberg, an independent, has refrained from specifying an heir publicly, since he seems to prefer to keep Ms. Quinn, a Democrat, and other prospective candidates as compliant as possible in the two years remaining before the next mayoral election.

Jamie McShane, a spokesman for Ms. Quinn, said, “She has never asked for nor has he offered his support.”

A spokesman for Mr. Bloomberg said the same.

Still, the mayor has made it plain in private conversations with other politicians and civic leaders that he prefers the City Council speaker.

Mayor Making It No Secret: He’ll Endorse Quinn in 2013 [nyt]

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  1. odd, as a New Yorker, I'm going to go ahead and support Weiner.

    Posted by: truthiness | Aug 29, 2011 11:18:15 AM

  2. No big surprise. Quinn has been licking Bloomberg's hole for years. Shes proves LGBT people can bring the sleaze to politics just like the heteros.

    Posted by: ggreen | Aug 29, 2011 12:56:19 PM

  3. I seem to recall that her style of politics was the ultimate failure under David Dinkins. Not sure that I want to revisit that era again.

    Posted by: Call | Aug 29, 2011 1:49:17 PM

  4. Quinn and Bloomberg struck a deal - if Quinn overturned term limits (even though NYers voted twice to keep them), then he would back her run for Mayor and call of the city's investigation into the millions of dollars she allocated to fake charities in the City budget. Four more years in the Council would also give NYers time to forget about her slush funds. She is the most corrupt and selfish pol at City Hall by a long shot, but many in the LGBT community are unaware or willing to look the other way so that we can have a gay Mayor.

    Posted by: Donny Moss | Aug 29, 2011 2:18:07 PM

  5. The last thing NYC needs is a continuation of Bloomberg's policies. She definitely isn't getting my vote!

    Posted by: NY2.0 | Aug 29, 2011 3:06:09 PM

  6. Definitely NOT voting for Quinn. I simply can't support a corrupt politician even if she's gay.

    Posted by: JX | Aug 29, 2011 3:22:04 PM

  7. The fact that The Emperor Bloomberg supports Quinn, tells me all I need to know about her - and him. And what ever did happen to that Quinn slush fund investigation, Mr Emperor? you sold yourself as the "independent" voice, above the slimy aspect of politics, and yet you support this sleaze? Yes, you support her mayoral aspirations, as quid pro quo for her anti-democratic overturning of term limits, so that you could gain a third term in Gracie Mansion. You deserve each other. New York doesn't deserve either of you and that's not meant as a compliment.

    Posted by: Bob Pomilla | Aug 29, 2011 6:16:12 PM

  8. I was amazed the NYT article did not go into the term limits deal, which several readers here commented on.

    Going against the will of the voters (who voted for term limits TWICE) to re-elect Mayor Bloomberg, to extend her term in office, and to ensure her role as successor to Bloomberg, epitomized the sleazy backroom deals she is willing to make.

    I suppose we should be proud that she is as dirty as the rest of the career politicians -- look we gays can be as corrupt and as shady as the worst of the straights.

    She will never get my vote.

    We need THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH guy to run again.

    Posted by: bravo | Aug 29, 2011 10:36:01 PM

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