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Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Dailies

With Quinn A Shoe-In

Newsday reporters Melanie Lefkowitz and Dan Janison briefly recount the odyssey that will officially turn West Side Councilwoman Christine Quinn into the first woman and openly gay City Council Speaker since the position was created in 1989.

Winnie Hu of the Times also takes a look at the maneuvering that helped Quinn secure the Speakership post.

Updated, 9:25am: David Seifman and Carl Campanile of the New York Post weigh-in here; Michael Saul and Lisa Colangelo of the Daily News, here; and Jill Gardiner of the New York Sun, here.

Quinn had this to say in a statement emailed to reporters late Monday afternoon:

"I am gratified for the support of my colleagues. I look forward to the vote on Wednesday and to working with them to improve the lives of all New Yorkers."

We say: Congrats, Ms. Speaker! But want to know what's there to look forward to by way of the vote? You already know how it's going to turn out...


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