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Christine Quinn: Being NYC mayor not in God's plan

3:20 PM ET, Dec 16, 2013
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Christine Quinn wants to know why it wasn't in God's plan for her to be the next mayor of New York City.

The Democrat, who is finishing up her tenure as City Council speaker, told the New York Daily News in an interview that she's still stumped as to why she lost the mayor's race.

Quinn, a one-time front-runner in public opinion polls, came in third in the Democratic primary won by Bill de Blasio, who went on to win the general election and will succeed Michael Bloomberg as mayor of the nation's largest city.

"I'm very, very annoyed and disappointed that my plan wasn't God's plan," Quinn is quoted as saying. "I really want to know what the reason is. I'm not interested in waiting 10 years and being like, 'Oh, my God, that's the reason why it happened!' I'd like to know now."

De Blasio rode his populist message of income inequality to come from behind and win the Democratic primary. His message was viewed as anti-Bloomberg, and New York City voters had come to see Quinn as the person who helped change the city's term limits law that allowed Bloomberg to win a third term.

So what's next for Quinn after her historic bid to become New York's first female and openly gay mayor?

She said in the interview that she'd like to help Hillary Rodham Clinton if she runs for president. "To work for Secretary Clinton would be an honor for anyone," Quinn said, calling Clinton "a rock star" and "fun."

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