NEW YORK -- City Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Sunday officially threw her hat into the ring to be the next mayor of New York City. In a sign of the times, Quinn made the announcement via Twitter, followed by a posting of a video on YouTube.
Quinn, 46, who holds a substantial lead in most polls, is poised to become the first lesbian and the first women elected as mayor of New York City, the nation's largest city.
First, Quinn must survive the Democratic primary in September ahead of the November election. Democrats dominate city politics, with six out of seven registered voters.