Sunday, July 22, 2007
CHRISTINE BLOOMQUINN FOR RENT
Councilwoman Christine Quinn has evolved from a humble gay rights activist to a political powerhouse. Under the tutelage of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Quinn is inseparable from the mayor. Her aspirations for higher office have already began in association with well defined political circles.
The City Council Speaker once stood with the angry masses against the West Side stadium and the Stuy Town sale. Now, she cuts back-room deals and collects hefty campaign checks from developers.
CHRISTINE QUINN, REAL ESTATE INSIDER
A rough tally by The Observer of her latest campaign filings show that Ms. Quinn has raised at least $262,745 from the real estate industry since last October, about 20 percent of the $1.4 million she’s received in private contributions. By comparison, just $5,760 out of the total $138,717 that Ms. Quinn reported for her 2003 council re-election appears to have come from real estate professionals.
What is next.....a change in hair color?