Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who at one time was the front-runner not just for the Democratic nomination but for mayor, endorsed Democratic nominee de Blasio Tuesday.
“I am proud to stand with Bill de Blasio – the next mayor of New York City,” said Quinn. “It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share."
The call to put aside differences is seen as an important one, as the fight between Quinn and de Blasio was seen as bitter at times. The two were at odds constantly during the primary campaign — it was often de Blasio attacking Quinn, in an attempt to make up ground, until the numbers broke his way in late August.
"By working together, we will build a stronger city where no New Yorker is left behind, and where working and middle class families have access to good-paying jobs, great schools, quality health care, affordable housing, and safe streets,” Quinn added.
The Democratic nominee said he was very pleased to have Quinn's support.
"It is an honor to receive the support of Speaker Quinn, who is a dedicated public servant and advocate who has committed her life to improving this city for all New Yorkers," said de Blasio. "She is a tireless fighter for her constituents and she has always been a powerful voice on so many critical issues - from housing to fairness to fighting for the middle class. I look forward to working with her to move our great city forward."