Historic mayoral bid comes to an end for Quinn

Christine QuinnBY LOU CHIBBARO, JR.
Washington Blade

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn lost her bid to become New York’s first openly gay and first female mayor on Tuesday, finishing third in a bruising Democratic primary in which she was assailed on issues unrelated to her sexual orientation.

With pro-LGBT candidate Bill de Blasio, who holds the city’s elected post of Public Advocate, holding a commanding lead in the final weeks of the campaign, Quinn struggled to come in second.

A second place finish could have placed her in an Oct. 1 runoff election against de Blasio if de Blasio failed to reach a 40 percent threshold needed to win the Democratic nomination outright.

Read more at Washington Blade

Washington Blade is America’s leading gay news source.

Leave a Reply

  • (will not be published)

CAPTCHA Image
*