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An Arrest Record Seems to Be an Asset in the Next Mayoral Race

She's tough.

Usually, politicians try to hide a history of run-ins with the law, but not so, apparently, in the 2013 mayoral race. Christine Quinn, the likely front-runner, is proudly touting the fact that she's been arrested for civil disobedience a half-dozen times, now that Occupy Wall Street has made protesting trendy among liberals again. Bill DeBlasio has also gotten cuffed twice for protesting, borough president Scott Stringer has one such arrest on his record. John Liu, Bill Thompson, and Tom Allon are TOTAL SQUARES who have never been cuffed. Good luck, nerds.

A City Where Campaign Posters Can Promote Past Arrests [NYT]

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