NEW YORK—Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn released her second television advertisement on Tuesday, showcasing her early work in the City Council to pass “Manny’s Law.”
Unlike in her first ad, Quinn is absent from this ad, which instead features Levia Prieto, the mother of Manny Lanza, for whom the bill’s name is given. Lanza was turned away from a hospital due to lack of insurance, and died in his home due to complications from an illness.
The first bill Quinn introduced as City Council Speaker was “Manny’s Law,” which requires hospitals to develop financial aid programs for the uninsured or under-insured. Prieto praised Quinn for ensuring her son did not die in vein.
In her ad campaign, much like her ground work, Quinn continues to focus on her record as speaker. She has yet to take shots at her opponents in ads.
With less than 30 days to the primary, and her coffers full, expect to see more ads from Quinn. Whether she will stay to her record, or get lured into negative ads as her opponents also gear up their ad campaigns, remains to be seen.
Bill Thompson will release his first television ad at 10 a.m. on August 13.