Susan Sarandon on the Mayor’s Race: ‘You Can’t Just Vote Your Vagina’

Cynthia Nixon, Susan Sarandon and the entire de Blasio clan.
Cynthia Nixon, Susan Sarandon and the entire de Blasio clan.

At first, actress Susan Sarandon expected to back Council Speaker Christine Quinn in her bid to become the city’s first female mayor. But she had to evaluate her other priorities as well.

Citing Ms. Quinn’s positions on term limits and her foot-dragging passing paid sick leave legislation, Ms. Sarandon threw her support behind the city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio.

“As a woman, initially I was interested in Quinn,” Ms. Sarandon declared tonight at a fund-raiser at the swanky SPiN Galactic New York ping pong club. “It became clear to me that, you know as a woman, you can’t just vote your vagina.”

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