Mayoral campaign over, Christine Quinn focuses on council work
NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said she is focusing on accomplishing lawmakers' priorities this fall, not on thinking about her unsuccessful mayoral campaign.
Quinn said Thursday there is a lot of legislative work to do before her term ends in December. She is also doing political work to help elect the eventual Democratic nominee. She said she will enthusiastically back whoever that is.
Quinn came in third in Tuesday's Democratic primary. An official vote count hasn't yet been conducted to determine whether there will be a runoff between top vote-getter Bill de Blasio and second-place finisher Bill Thompson.
Quinn foresees de Blasio prevailing. But she said it is up to Thompson to decide whether to press on.
Quinn sought to be New York's first female and first openly gay mayor.
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