Representative Carolyn Maloney said “it’s been the best of times and the worst of times” for women in American politics because although she did well, Hillary Clinton’s candidacy showed the “dark underbelly of sexism” here.
I asked her whether Clinton’s pioneering never-give-up glass-ceiling-shattering near-win might have a carry-over effect for local female candidates like Council Speaker and mayoral contender Christine Quinn. The answer: not really.
“I think someone’s vote is individual and tied to each race and each candidate. I don’t really believe a candidate can transfer their votes to another candidate,” she said.