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Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn Photo by: Schwartz for Daily News

Michael Bloomberg likely to back Christine Quinn for NYC’s 2013 Mayor

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Mike Bloomberg and Christine Quinn Photo by: Schwartz for Daily News

Mike Bloomberg looks set to back City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for the 2013 race for Mayor of New York.

The endorsement would be in part because Quinn declined a race against the mayor in the last election when he struggled to win.

According to a recent New York Times column, Bloomberg is hopeful that Democratic City Council Speaker Christine Quinn will succeed him during the next election.

A proud Irish American and gay woman, 45-year-old Quinn has raised more money for her mayoral campaign than any of her opponents.

In his column, Sam Roberts suggests that despite Bloomberg not officially backing the democratic forerunner, the independent mayor has “privately” endorsed Quinn.

However spokesman for Quinn, Jamie McShane denied any rumors: “She has never asked for nor has he offered his support.” Representatives from Bloomberg’s camp also denied any imminent endorsement.
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But former Mayor Edward I. Koch, said Bloomberg views Quinn as the strongest contender.
“There’s no question in my mind that of all the candidates, he sees Chris Quinn as far better for the city of New York,” he told the NY Times.

Henry J. Stern, a Koch director of New York Civic, a government watchdog said that Bloomberg could promote her in the lead up to the race and make her appear as ‘vice mayor’.

The Times column notes that Bloomberg had been endorsed by his predecessor — Rudy Giuliani.

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