Even Jim Gennaro Is Now Singing Bill de Blasio’s Praises

A smiling Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
A smiling Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

How times have changed.

Councilman James Gennaro, once a fierce backer of Council Speaker Christine Quinn and an even fiercer critic of her old rival, Bill de Blasio, is now one of the presumptive Democratic nominee’s biggest fans. Continue reading “Even Jim Gennaro Is Now Singing Bill de Blasio’s Praises”

Quinn Racks Up Council Endorsements and Continues Roasting Spitzer [Update]

Christine Quinn wins over members of City Council.
Christine Quinn wins over members of City Council.

It was mostly smiles for Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn under the burning sun outside of City Hall this afternoon.

She accepted new endorsements from two council members from Brooklyn, Stephen Levin and Michael Nelson, as well as two from Queens, Mark Weprin and James Gennaro–all of whom spoke to her established record, which they contended distinguishes her from the other candidates running for office.

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Christine Quinn’s ‘Attack Dog’ Ally Rips Rivals on Her Behalf

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Quinn and Gennaro. (Photo: NYC.gov)

Although Council Speaker Christine Quinn has largely avoided tearing into her electoral opponents as she campaigns for mayor this year, the same can’t be said for everyone in her legislative chamber. Councilman James Gennaro, notably, has repeatedly and aggressively attacked her rivals on a wide range of issues, earning a reputation as a reliable “attack dog” for her campaign.

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Queens Councilman Tells Anthony Weiner to Drop Out

Jim Gennaro. (Photo: Getty)
Jim Gennaro. (Photo: Getty)

Queens Councilman James Gennaro is not rolling out the welcome mat for Anthony Weiner’s mayoral bid.

Indeed, Mr. Gennaro released a lengthy, 824-word statement slamming Mr. Weiner. In paragraph after paragraph, Mr. Gennaro brought up Mr. Weiner’s infamous Twitter scandal that led to his downfall two years ago, arguing the former congressman’s poor handling of the affair disqualified him from being anything but a distraction.

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