On Whirlwind Day, Christine Quinn Is Front and Center

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Christine Quinn had quite a day in the public eye Wednesday.

As New York City’s highest ranking openly gay and married elected official, she spent much of the day on local and national media cheering the Supreme Court’s rulings in favor of same-sex marriage.

And as Council Speaker, she presided over a late night session that saw the passage of an on-time budget, overrode Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto to enact a bill giving paid sick leave benefits to more than a million New Yorkers, and set up yet another showdown with the mayor with the veto-proof passage of two bills aimed to strengthen oversight of the NYPD.

WNYC’s City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin spoke to host Soterios Johnson about the day when all the key elements that had so far defined Quinn’s mayoral candidacy came together.  

Click on the audio above to listen to the interview.