De Blasio Endorsed By Quinn, Once Leading Candidate
[Mayoral Elections 2013]tag:De Blasio Endorsed By Quinn, Who Faded To Third In Mayor Bidtag: Christine Quinn,Bill de Blasio,Mayor of New YorkCiting the need for Democrats to stand together to ensure New York City's next mayor will be a progressive champion, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn today announced her endorsement of Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.“I am proud to stand with Bill de Blasio – the next mayor of New York City,” said Speaker Quinn. “It is time for Democrats throughout our city to put aside their differences and fight together for the progressive values we all share. 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.”“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."