Christine Quinn Joins the Cuomo Administration

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A little over a year after she lost New York’s Democratic mayoral primary, Christine Quinn is working in politics again. Governor Andrew Cuomo has hired the former City Council speaker as a special adviser, and she appeared with him on Saturday at NYU for an announcement about preventing sexual assault on college campuses. While some see Quinn’s hiring as a jab at Mayor Bill de Blasio (though he and the governor are ostensibly friends), her former rival was cordial. “The mayor welcomes Christine back to public service,” said de Blasio spokesman Wiley Norvell.