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NYC City Council Speaker Christine Quinn Endorses Bill De Blasio for Mayor: VIDEO

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who was defeated in last week's Democratic primary, put her support behind Bill De Blasio's NYC mayoral campaign at a press conference earlier today.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

A new poll shows De Blasio with a 43-point lead over Republican opponent Joe Lhota.

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  1. Sad day.

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 17, 2013 7:40:58 PM


  2. Maybe Christine wants to convert Bill's ex-gay wife back to being a lesbian again.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Sep 17, 2013 8:08:11 PM


  3. Yes, David. I heard that story also - that Mrs. De Blasio used to be a lesbian. It's likely that she's bisexual and decided to marry a man because this is who she fell in love with. I can't see why anyone - straight or gay - should have a problem with whatever choice she made regarding her sexuality - as long as she made her choice freely. For many people sexuality is fluid.

    Posted by: Mary | Sep 17, 2013 8:13:35 PM


  4. @MARY: My comment was completely made in jest. As for your comment, "for many people sexuality is fluid", is quite correct, especially when you get to the money-shot.......

    Posted by: David From Canada | Sep 17, 2013 8:31:50 PM


  5. Don't like or trust him or his ex-gay wife. It is rotten day when gay voters don't support a perfectly fine gay candidate who would have made history. Thanks to the non-subtle anti-gay remarks by these two, the tide was turned on an issue that should not be happening today.

    Posted by: enough | Sep 17, 2013 8:39:29 PM


  6. So who is going to win, Joe Lhota or Bill de Blasio? Any indication where this race is going?

    Posted by: excy | Sep 17, 2013 8:52:01 PM


  7. Why is she not trying to engineer Bloomberg's 4th term? She arranged it so that the billionaire could buy a 3rd term 4 years ago even though a fantastic, albeit woefully underspent, Democrat (Bill Thompson) was running against him.

    Posted by: bravo | Sep 17, 2013 8:57:21 PM


  8. @ENOUGH: I'm not going to rehash entire threads that have appeared on this and other sites, but you're delusional if you really think Quinn lost because of anti-gay sentiments. And you do a great disservice to the majority of informed New York LGBT voters who decided that simply being gay wasn't a good enough reason to warrant their support.

    Posted by: D.B. | Sep 17, 2013 9:18:25 PM


  9. Sorry everything gay can't "make history."

    Posted by: Jake | Sep 17, 2013 9:30:46 PM


  10. He won because he spoke to the economic divide that the other candidates either ignored or claimed they could do nothing about.

    I think its extremely likely he will win the general election. The other guy is both too-conservative for NYC and is linked as I remember with the MTA (that will hurt him).

    Whether de Blasio will do what he says? I can't say. i can say that his view for economic justice that strongly resonates. Conservatives in this country show up to vote and are the loudest, but in terms of real numbers, when you poll the American public, on issues., they aren't the majority.

    De Blasio, who is called a "leftist," actually is just a left of center Democrat. The problem is that the scale is so screwed up that anyone remotely discussing economic justice is labeled a Communist merely for suggesting as he did that taxes should be raised for education. How radical. Taxes for education.

    Posted by: Factoids | Sep 17, 2013 11:01:19 PM


  11. Re His Wife and His views on gay issues

    He's strongly both in the past with his actual record and currently in favor of equality, but he emphasizes all the LGBT AND he emphasizes all classes. Not just the wealthy gays.

    Posted by: Factoids | Sep 17, 2013 11:02:38 PM


  12. By the way, he's not perfect. He's done some things I don't like - too cozy with real estate- but compared to the choices, he was the best we had on the ballot and will have in November.

    Posted by: Factoids | Sep 17, 2013 11:03:51 PM


  13. Thank you, Speaker Quinn. I hope your appearance shuts up the venomous "supporters" of yours who are sullying your reputation with the bitterness and lack of grace.

    May they learn from you and stop posting their whiny and scurrilous claims of "anti-gay."

    Thank you for you leadership.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Sep 17, 2013 11:11:17 PM


  14. Miss Seggenation says vote for Bill!

    Posted by: Hagatha | Sep 18, 2013 11:08:31 AM


  15. I think one of the interesting unintended consequences of marriage equality and federal recognition is going to be a lot of gays voting republican. Many, many gay folks I know are libertarian leaning and financially conservative. This because they have more money than most and they don't want that money going to taxes.

    Posted by: dms | Sep 18, 2013 12:05:10 PM


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