NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The front-runner in the polls for the Democratic mayoral nomination is getting some organized, high-priced political heat.
Members of the coalition of unions and activists chanted “ABQ” — Anybody But Quinn — on the City Hall steps.
The PAC has pledged to spend $1 million to block Speaker Quinn’s mayoral bid. Also Monday, the group began running an anti-Quinn television ad.
CWA Local 1180 President Arthur Cheliotes is one of the founders of the group and represents 14,000 telecommunications workers in the city.
“We feel strongly that there are other progressive candidates out there and we don’t want to see a fourth term for Bloomberg, which we think Quinn will give us,” Cheliotes told WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb.