NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The New York Times on Saturday endorsed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota as the Democratic and Republican choices, respectively, to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
In a lengthy editorial, the newspaper called Quinn “the best in the group.”
“Ms. Quinn, the City Council speaker, offers the judgment and record of achievement anyone should want in a mayor,” the newspaper editorial board said, adding that while rivals Bill de Blasio and Bill Thompson both have “powerful arguments” in favor of their records, “Ms. Quinn inspires the most confidence that she would be the right mayor for the inevitable times when hope and idealism collide with the challenge of getting something done.”