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Quinn increases mayoral lead in new poll


| editorial@queenscourier.com

Official NYC City Council photo by William Alatriste

BY ANTHONY O’REILLY

Christine Quinn’s chances of becoming the next mayor of New York City seem more likely, a new survey finds.

A NY1-Marist poll found that City Council Speaker, who has not formally announced her candidacy, is heavily favored by 37 percent of registered Democrats in the city, up from 23 percent in October,

Quinn gave her last State of the City address as speaker on Tuesday, February 12 where she focused on the middle class.

Former City Comptroller Bill Thompson is far behind in second with 13 percent and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is currently in third with 12 percent.

On the Republican side, former MTA chairman Joe Lhota holds an advantage with 20 percent of registered Republicans favoring his run for mayor. George McDonald, founder of the Doe Fund, a charity that supports the homeless, is currently in second with eight percent of the vote, followed by billionaire John Catsimatidis with five percent.

 

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Mayor Weiner? Former Congressmember reportedly considering a 2013 run


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Weiner

Former Queens Congressmember Anthony Weiner, who resigned last June following a lewd photo scandal, is still considering a run for New York City mayor, the NY Post reported. He has a $4.5 million campaign war chest, and after the 2013 election, the public match for the funds will expire. Because of this deadline, he is seriously thinking about entering the 2013 mayoral race. Weiner may run for public advocate instead, which he likely would have a better chance of winning.

The NY Post also reported that Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, an aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is urging him to give a tell-all interview. Abedin beleives it will help her husband to move forward.

Do you think Anthony Weiner can still become mayor? Does he have a chance of winning the race for public advocate? Leave your comments below.