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Openly Gay Politician on Short List to Replace Hillary in Senate

Could the New York City’s first openly-gay City Council member, Christine Quinn, be tapped to replace Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat once she formally accepts Obama’s offer to be Secretary of State?

The answer is a definite maybe according to Sharyn O’Halloran, a political science professor at Columbia University. New York Governor David Paterson will make the appointment. Gov. Paterson is a champion of gay rights in New York and earlier this year, ordered the state to recognize same-sex marriages performed outside the state.

When asked about the possibility, Quinn made the standard non-denial denial a politician makes when asked about future political prospects, saying:

“There’s a lot of steps that have to fall into place before we get to the point where we might have to look for a United States senator. I am very lucky to have a job right now, a job that I love and I am at this moment planning to run for both of the jobs that I have – local councilmember and speaker.”

If Quinn were appointed, she would be the first openly-gay U.S. senator. Sorry Sen. Craig, you don’t count. However, O’Halloran says the current top contender for the position is New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.

By:           Japhy Grant
On:           Nov 24, 2008
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    • ggreen

      Quinn is a hack and a puppet of Bloomberg. Voting to repeal term limits for billionaires. PU

      Nov 24, 2008 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Gay Numbers
      The Gay Numbers

      I haven’t heard anyone else mention either of these two names.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 3:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PuddyKatz

      Not on any “short list” anywhere. This is a pathetic piece of reporting. There is no evidence here whatsoever! A definite maybe without even a quotation from the professor turns into a “short list”.
      Shame on you editor of Queerty!

      Nov 24, 2008 at 10:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PuddyKatz

      By the way Christine Quinn is hated by most New Yorkers for her support of Bloomberg in overturning term limits. Hated, I tell you, hated. Patterson would not be stupid enough to appoint her.

      Nov 24, 2008 at 10:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • damascene

      Please, she is such a minor player now-a-days. Everyone know she kowtows to Bloomberg for his mayoral endorsement in 5 year.

      Nov 25, 2008 at 8:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • don

      I thing this would be fabulous!. Although I disagree with the way term limits were removed, she is well regarded by most New Yorker’s. My best friend and her lover just had a baby boy, Chris knew and asked how they were . She is a class act and would be a great selection not just for New York but the Nation

      Nov 26, 2008 at 1:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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