De Blasio Frames Mayor's Race: Outer Boros And 'Moving Forward' from Bloomberg's Third Term

deblasio quinn De Blasio Frames Mayor's Race: Outer Boros And 'Moving Forward' from Bloomberg's Third Term

Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio in the City Council chambers. (photo credit: azi paybarah / observer)

Bill de Blasio is framing the 2013 mayors race as all about the outer boroughs and, also, term limits.

Those are shots across the bow to one of the leading candidates, Christine Quinn, the City Council Speaker who is from the West Village and supported the mayor’s push to extend term limits.

In a radio interview this morning on WOR, host Joe Bartlet speculated that the mayor’s race “is going to be about the outer boroughs.”

“I think that’s right,” said the Brooklyn-based Public Advocate. “One of the things we have to fix the most is make it a five-borough government,” he said.

De Blasio said the speculation about the mayoral two years away is happening sooner than you’d expect because the term limits extension created “a kind of strange vacuum where the mayor is here but under conditions that people are not comfortable with and there’s great yearning to move forward.”


  1. Anon says:

    Azi, you’re being lazy again. You should revisit DeBlazio’s stance in favor of getting rid of term limits back in 2006 or so. That was when Quinn wouldn’t touch it. In 2008 he was pandering to distance himself from Bloomberg and Quinn, but he’s still crap.

    Why won’t you report on this? How much does boy toy Kushner control Observer reporting?

    1. Anonymous says:

      A) thanks for reading.

      B) it’s de Blasio, not “DeBlazio.”

      C) de Blasio’s stance in 2006….I assume you mean during the City Council speaker’s race, where I think he said he supported it under some circumstances. The real schism in the debate in 2009 were between those who supported extending term limits LEGISLATIVELY (aka, by a vote of lawmakers) versus those who supported it THROUGH A REFERENDUM (aka, vote of the public). In 2008/2009, it was clear where de Blasio stood. I’m not sure how much Quinn (or others) will get from dragging engaging de Blasio in a debate about term limits by arguing he supported extending them in some fashion. (They could try it, and I sort of expect them to, I’m just now sure how much it’ll be to their benefit.)

      D) feel free to write your own version of this item and stick it in the comments section, so I and everyone else can get a sense of how YOU would have reported and written this item.

      Unless, of course, I’m not the only lazy one around here.

      1. Anon says:

        Now you’re requiring replies to be approved? You have your facts and dates wrong. I posted it and now it’s gone.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Maybe de Blasio will run for Congress once he see’s the new lines in 2012

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