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Christine Quinn Leads in Fundraising for NYC Mayoral Race

Christine Quinn Leads in Fundraising for NYC Mayoral Race

With almost double the amount of her nearest challenger, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn has raised $1.32 million for her bid to become the Big Apple's first openly gay mayor.

With almost double the amount of her nearest challenger, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn has raised $1.32 million for her bid to become the Big Apple's first openly gay mayor.

While the race isn't until 2013, a deadline for fundraising passed on Monday. Quinn is blowing away her competition — public advocate Bill de Blasio has the second-largest war chest at $675,000, while Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is in third with $655,000, reports NY1. It seems likely that Quinn will raise at least close to the primary fundraising limit of $6.4 million.

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