Yesterday, City Council Speaker and one-time mayoral frontunner Christine Quinn presided over her last meeting—which included the e-cigarette ban— at City Hall. She said, "We were tough. We didn’t take any s-t." [ more › ]
An animal rights nonprofit that spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to undermine City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's mayoral bid is holding a tony Manhattan fundraiser December 4, and its main draw will be Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, whose campaign benefited from the heavy anti-Quinn spending. Show More Summary
Michael Lavers reports at Washington Blade: New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is among the frontrunners to succeed outgoing New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the position, officiated the ceremony. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses. Show More Summary
Yesterday afternoon, the New York City Council, led by Council Speaker Christine Quinn, dealt a huge blow to Mayor Bloomberg's plans to massively rezone East Midtown Manhattan for more modern skyscrapers. The Council indicated that the proposal would fail in a vote, so the mayor's office withdrew the proposal. Show More Summary
Openly gay and openly HIV+ former GLAAD staffer Corey Johnson scored an easy win yesterday, taking the Chelsea/West Village city council district of outgoing Speaker Christine Quinn by a massive margin. Johnson was first appointed to Chelsea's Community Board 4 in 2011 and later became its chair. He is a former contributor to Towleroad.
With a yawning gap in the mayoral race between Bill de Blasio and Joseph Lhota, the attention of some New York politicos is turning to the behind-closed-doors contest for City Council speaker to succeed term-limited Christine Quinn. Things aren't expected to really get cooking until after the Nov. Show More Summary
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn isn't sure what's next on her agenda, but she knows she's sick of lightning-round debate questions—her sense of humor undiminished since losing her bid to become the first female mayor of New York. Show More Summary
A quarter of Democrats who supported Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the primary election plan to vote for Republican Joe Lhota in the November general election, according to a poll of likely voters obtained by The Insider. Meanwhile, 17% of Democrats who backed second-place primary finisher Bill Thompson expect to vote for Mr. Show More Summary
In one of the great political surprises and upsets of 2013, openly lesbian City Council speaker Christine Quinn was defeated in her bid to become both the first female and first gay mayor of New York City. Quinn, who just four months ago had an aura of inevitability around her campaign to secure the democratic [...]
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...
Throughout the campaign, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn hammered Public Advocate Bill de Blasio as someone voters simply could not trust. "He will say anything depending on whose votes he is trying to get," she said during the final mayoral debate on Sept. Show More Summary
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who led polls for the Democratic mayoral race up until the very end, finished a disappointing third during last week's primary election. Now, she's poised to throw her support behind her former rival, Bill de Blasio. [ more › ]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Tuesday plans to endorse Bill de Blasio, her former rival for the Democratic mayoral nomination, according to a person familiar with her plans.
Last night New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn cratered, dropping to a distant third place in New York City's Democratic mayoral primary after having been the frontrunner in the polls for months. But more fascinating were the groups that abandoned her in droves. Show More Summary
The opinions were unanimous: Council Speaker Christine Quinn was the most qualified candidate for mayor. "Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor," the New York Times exulted in its endorsement. Show More Summary
New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn conceded the mayoral race Tuesday night after finishing third in the high-profile Democratic primary. Quinn, who would have been New York City's first female and openly gay mayor, congratulated her opponents at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea with her wife, Kim Catullo, by her side. Show More Summary
By ARI EZRA WALDMAN Christine Quinn lost in dramatic fashion in yesterday's New York City Democratic primary. She is an out lesbian, with a record of accomplishment. By virtue of her position as City Council Speaker, sometimes those accomplishments involveed...
Defeat arrived unfashionably early to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's primary-night reception. From the moment President Obama finished his speech on Syria and the first exit polls came on NY1—showing her in third place with 18 percent of the vote—her imminent loss was almost palpable. Show More Summary
The Primary Day polls have closed and early reports suggest what was expected—that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has a sizable lead over nearest rivals City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Comptroller Bill Thompson. [ more › ]
Openly lesbian New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has 15.7% of the vote with 40% of the precincts having reported at this writing. She has reportedly conceded.