Democratic Clubs CRDC and GLID Endorse Christine Quinn
The Chelsea Reform Democratic Club (CRDC) and the Gay and Lesbian Independent Democrats (GLID) voted on March 21st, 2013 to endorse Christine Quinn's bid for mayor.
Here's an excerpt from DNAinfo's coverage of the endorsement:
Quinn won 98 of 116 ballots cast at the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club's mayoral endorsement vote. The next runner up, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, got only 12 votes.
...But Quinn also won strong support from neighborhood stalwarts, including former State Senator Tom Duane, whose defense of Quinn's character drew a long applause.
"I met Chris Quinn when she was an organizer of the Housing Justice Campaign," Duane said.
"That Chris Quinn is the very same Chris Quinn today as she was when I met her — her core has not changed at all."
Quinn herself was unable to make it to the vote, as another forum uptown ran late. Instead, she spoke and took questions via a cell phone held up to a microphone by Community Board 4 Chairman Corey Johnson.
"I don't know exactly who's in this room, but I can tell you with the people in this room tonight, we've gotten so much done for this neighborhood," Quinn said, discussing her record of passing pro-tenant laws in the City Council.