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Who Needs The Endorsement Of The New York Times? Christine Quinn Has George Takei.

by David Badash on September 4, 2013

in News,Politics

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Christine Quinn last week sewed up the endorsement of the New York Times, after garnering endorsements from the New York Daily News and the NY Post. But what does that matter, when you’ve got George Takei on your side?

Takei is supporting Chris Quinn for mayor of New York, because, as he says, she will “boldly go where no woman has gone before.”

Indeed, if Quinn wins the mayoral race, she will become the first woman mayor of the City of New York, as well as its first openly-gay mayor.

But Quinn is in tough shape right now, with Bill de Blasio, whom many feel is more progressive than Quinn, solidly leading in the polls. Quinn, in the latest poll, came in with a mere 18 percent, de Blasio with more than twice that — 43 percent.

Bill Thompson is even beating Quinn right now, with 20 percent of the vote.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner, who unwittingly danced yesterday in a parade to a song about murdering gay people, has just 7 percent of the vote.

The primary election is next week, Tuesday, September 1o. If no candidate gets 40 percent or more of the vote, there will be a runoff between the top two candidates.

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