) Sunday night, an independent group, NYC Is Not For Sale, announced it was starting a media campaign to oppose City Council Speaker Christine Quinn's mayoral run. The ad starts with a smoke-filled room and the narrator says, "Virtually all of Christine Quinn’s decisions were made in rooms just like this, with her friends in the 1%. She wants you to think that she’s a progressive, but on the issues New Yorkers care most about, she is always on the wrong side... All that’s clear when the smoke lifts is her political ambition."
The ad singles out her flip-flopping on paid sick leave and term limits and also cites her big donors and poor record animal welfare issues (yes, carriage horses). The group will be spending $1 million, including $250,000 for initial TV ads.