Christine Quinn Rallies LGBT Supporters Outside Stonewall Inn

Christine Quinn, her wife, Kim Catullo, and actor Cheyenne Jackson.
Christine Quinn, her wife, Kim Catullo, and actor Cheyenne Jackson.

Hundreds of supporters of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gathered outside the historic Stonewall Inn this evening for a get-out-the-vote rally in support of the woman who is vying to be the city’s first female and openly gay mayor.

As Ms. Quinn struggles to regain her footing just four days before the primary, the former front-runner is increasingly pointing to the historic nature of her candidacy. And the rally, with local LGBT officials, minor celebrities and gay rights activists, was intended to do just that.

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Anthony Weiner Goes After ‘Policy Jihadists’ and the Press in Barroom Interview

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Anthony Weiner and Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith.
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Former Congressman and mayoral contender Anthony Weiner went after what he described as “policy jihadists,” the media and his opponents in an extended barroom interview this evening with BuzzFeed’s Ben Smith.

The sit-down, which spanned from serious to silly, gave Mr. Weiner–nursing a non-alcoholic milky-looking beverage to Mr. Smith’s beer–a rare chance to talk about something other than the sexting scandal that has consumed his campaign in recent weeks, sending his poll numbers plummeting.

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He’s In: Anthony Weiner Launches Run For Mayor With Video

Anthony Weiner's launches his campaign. (http://www.anthonyweiner.com)
Anthony Weiner’s launches his campaign. (http://www.anthonyweiner.com)

He’s in. After weeks of speculation, disgraced ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner has officially thrown his hat into the mayor’s race, announcing he’s running with a new video posted on his revamped campaign website at midnight on Wednesday.

“Look, I made some big mistakes. And I know I let a lot of people down. But I’ve also learned some tough lessons,” he says in the video, which opens with a family scene of the former councilman and his wife, Huma Abedin, having breakfast in their kitchen with their young son.

“I’m running for mayor ’cause I’ve been fighting for the middle class and those struggling to make it my entire life. And I hope I get a second chance to work for you,”  he says into the camera in the 2-minute, slickly-shot reel.

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New Jersey Lawmakers Announce Smoking Age-Boosting Bill in New York

Former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey today at City Hall. (Photo: Jill Colvin)
Former New Jersey Governor Richard Codey today at City Hall. (Photo: Jill Colvin)

The nanny state is creeping across the border.

New Jersey lawmakers traveled all the way to New York City Hall Thursday to announce their plans to introduce legislation boosting the tobacco purchase age in the Garden State to 21. The announcement comes less than a month after City Council Speaker Christine Quinn unveiled similar plans for the city, which were quickly followed by lawmakers in Albany.

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Christine Quinn Says She’s Not ‘A Raving, Lunatic Bitch All the Time’

FORTUNE's Pattie Sellers interviewing Christine Quinn. (Photo: Rebecca Greenfield for FORTUNE)
FORTUNE’s Pattie Sellers interviewing Christine Quinn. (Photo: Rebecca Greenfield for FORTUNE)

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn may be a tough broad, but she assured Monday night that she doesn’t think it’s necessary to be a “raving lunatic bitch all the time.”

Ms. Quinn, the early frontrunner in the race for mayor, was the keynote speaker at FORTUNE Magazine’s Most Powerful Women event at the Time Warner Center–a gathering of some most accomplished female leaders in the nation.

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Council Members Planning to Bypass Quinn on Multiple Bills, Sources Say

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

As the spotlight shines on mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn’s record as City Council Speaker, at least half a dozen members are considering forcing measures she opposes to the floor in an unprecedented display of rebellion, Council sources said Friday.

At least one member has already collected the seven signatures needed to file two motion to discharge petitions to bypass Ms. Quinn—a tactic that was threatened in the paid sick leave fight, but that no member has dared yet under her tenure.

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