Quinn Predicts Stringer Victory Over Spitzer
Quinn Predicts Stringer Victory Over Spitzer

NEW YORK—With two new entrants into the race in the last few weeks, including the bomb-shell announcement by former Governor Eliot Spitzer on Sunday evening, the race for comptroller has gone from a “shoe-in” for Scott Stringer, to a hot race.

Despite the new competition, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who is also running for mayor, still thinks Stringer is a shoe-in.

“Scott Stinger will be the next comptroller of the City of New York,” Quinn told reporters at Jerry’s Café in Lower Manhattan on Monday. “That will be a good thing for New Yorkers.”

Spitzer, who resigned from his post as governor in 2008 after articles surfaced he was a client of an escort service, Emperors Club VIP, is the second candidate this election season who has a sex scandal in their past. Anthony Weiner, who is facing off against Quinn in the Democratic primary for mayor, resigned from Congress after he lied about sending illicit pictures of himself on Twitter.

“Running for office in NYC is a serious thing because it is really important. It is important to our future of the city of New York,” Quinn said.

“I believe in second chances as much as anyone else. In all aspects of life, particularly in elected life, you have to earn second chances, not just ask for them,” Quinn said.

She questioned if Spitzer or Weiner had earned a second chance.   

“What have they been doing since their dishonest behavior? I don’t think we see all that much from either of these men that would put them in a position where they would have earned a second chance redeeming themselves from their selfish behavior and deserve a second chance by New York City voters.”

Stringer has applied for funding through the city’s campaign financing system, while Spitzer has opted to bypass public money in favor of using his personal fortune to fund his campaign. Quinn said money would not matter in the race.

“You can have all the money in the world, Scott Stringer is an outstanding candidate who will be the comptroller, not withstanding how much money someone may or may not put up against him,” Quinn said.

Additional reporting by Nick Zifcak.

  • http://www.christopherlondonblog.com/ Christopher London, Esq.

    AUTOCRATIC BULLY OF THE CITY COUNCIL WHO IGNORES WILL OF VOTERS TRIES TO TELL VOTERS THAT WEINER & SPITZER HAVEN’T EARNED SECOND CHANCES ?

    Listen Madame Fatso (AKA the “Slush Fund Queen”): You haven’t earned the right to lead New York City in the first place. You ought to be behind bars or at least suffered an indictment for the extent and depth of your political corruption and selling out the interests of citizens in this town. You have repeatedly violated the public trust and do not have the standing to pontificate on who and who is not qualified to seek office. Christine Rudin Quinnberg, you really have to shut your big fat trap and stop trying to dictate to New Yorkers what they should think, what they should eat and who they should vote for. We are taking this city back. Go back to Long Island or the Jersey Shore where you belong babe.

    CAN WE HARPOON THIS WHALE’S FUTURE & MOVE ON ALREADY?

    Oh sweet Jesus, how ironic that one of the most singularly corrupt, hollow and opportunistic politicians in the history of New York City: Christine Quinn now feels she has standing to question the qualifications of candidates whose intellect, skill base and standing with voters is far superior to hers? Who does this buffoon think she is?

    VOTERS decide who has standing to lead us not politicians who craft themselves a third term by flipping term limits put in place by voter referendum. When can NYC finally turn a page and harpoon this whale’s political future and move on? Or better stated, in tribute to Quinn, perhaps New Yorkers can purge after your long political binge.

  • http://www.christopherlondonblog.com/ Christopher London, Esq.

    AFTER QUINN’S BINGE, NYC VOTERS NEED TO PURGE

    Oh sweet Jesus, how ironic that one of the most singularly corrupt, hollow and opportunistic politicians in the history of New York City: Christine Quinn now feels she has standing to question the eligibility for office and qualifications of candidates whose intellect, skill base and standing with voters is far superior to hers. Who does this buffoon think she is attempting to tell voters that Quinn and Spitzer have not earned the right to challenge her and her cronies?

    Why would New Yorkers listen to an autocratic bully with an eating disorder, anger management issues and a weight problem on issues related to the health of their children or who they should vote for?
    VOTERS decide who has standing to lead us not politicians who craft themselves a third term by flipping term limits put in place by voter referendum. After Quinn’s BINGE New Yorkers need to PURGE

  • http://www.christopherlondonblog.com/ Christopher London, Esq.

    CAN WE HARPOON THIS WHALE’S FUTURE & MOVE ON ALREADY?

    VOTERS decide who has standing to lead us not politicians who craft themselves a third term by flipping term limits put in place by voter referendum. When can NYC finally turn a page and harpoon this whale’s political future and move on? Or better stated, in tribute to Quinn, perhaps New Yorkers can purge after Quinn’s long political binge.

  • http://www.christopherlondonblog.com/ Christopher London, Esq.

    QUINN & HER PUPPET STRINGER THINK THEY ARE STAYING, BUT I HAVE NEWS FOR YOU TWO, NOT SO FAST!

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