Only Quinn and Catsimatidis Would Keep Ray Kelly

Commissioner of the New York City Police Department Ray Kelly
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Out of seven mayoral hopefuls on stage at a candidates’ forum Tuesday night, only Christine Quinn and John Catsimatidis raised their hands when an audience member asked who would keep NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on the job. “Joseph J. Lhota, a Republican and former deputy in the Giuliani administration, gave a raised hand with a waggle that appeared to indicate some amount of wavering,” the New York Times reports. Adolfo Carrión Jr. also wavered, but Bill de Blasio, John C. Liu, and Bill Thompson Jr., said they would replace Kelly.