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Quinn Gets Endorsement of Key Women’s Super PAC

Emily’s List gets behind Christine Quinn in a bid to make history

A woman has never been elected as mayor of New York City. But a group of about 2.4 million influential women hopes to change that very soon:

Emily’s List, the influential super PAC that backs Democratic women, has agreed to throw its weight behind NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her campaign for mayor, reported The New York Times.

At least one early poll shows Quinn leading with women, four to one. But as women typically make up a majority of Democratic primary voters in New York, Quinn’s quest to establish a clear gender gap becomes more imperative than ever.

The women’s group – usually focused on national elections -- has never endorsed a mayoral candidate. This will be the first for the super PAC, as it attempts to help Quinn make history.

“We have an enormous membership that is totally committed to women’s leadership, has achieved incredible results in 2012, and is looking for the next opportunity,” Jen Bluestein, communications director of Emily’s List, told the paper.

“Electing a young woman mayor of the largest city in America is a huge next step.”

Joe Gonzalez January 12, 2013 at 12:00 AM
Christine Quinn is getting a tad bit too much coverage in the Patch.com/Bed-Stuy blog. There are other Mayoral Candidates besides Quinn and they have also picked up endorsements. I insist Patch.com/Bed-Stuy page commence equal coverage of the other Mayoral candidates
B Chavez January 12, 2013 at 11:23 PM
She has been the current mayor's lapdog just so she could work her way up to this. Let us never forget how she pushed the term limit change through the city council against the voter's wishes. She will never get my.vote. I will do all I can to see that she never sits in that chair. Unethical and dishonest describe her best.
Christopher London January 24, 2013 at 02:46 AM
QUID PRO QUINN = CRONY CAPITALIST ENABLER & Rudin Real Estate Puppet. This woman would sell out the citizens of NYC for a plate of Macaroni or a couple of pork chops. Quid Pro Quinn was initially bought by the Rudin clan for less than a brokers fee on a micro studio in Chelsea. Ms. Quinn’s tenure as Speaker of the City Council illustrates and perhaps has only confirmed that she does not have the ethics, character, integrity or temperament to be the leader of New York City. Quinn has a career profile representing skill in opportunistic political graft, personal greed and pure identity politics. Simply being a gay elitist does not make Quinn a visionary of any kind. NYC needs a real Chief Executive, not a corrupt, unfit and unqualified political hack consumed with her own personal enrichment. Quinn is the 30K Tammany Whore. She could teach Ashley Alexandra Dupre a few tricks but the kicker is she gets paid and we the citizens of NYC get phucked. Quinn has quite a racket going on. http://therealdeal.com/blog/2012/03/29/city-council-green-lights-rudins-development-at-former-st-vincents-site/

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