Christine Quinn would win if the mayor’s race were today, even if Ray Kelly ran

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Briefing: Quinn, Bloomberg and Kelly. (Azi Paybarah via flickr)
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Christine Quinn is the 2013 front-runner, for whatever that's worth at this early date.

A NY1-Marist poll out this morning shows Christine Quinn with a 20-point lead over her nearest Democratic rival, Bill Thompson, if the Democratic mayoral primary were held today.

A survey by Michael Bloomberg's pollster published in the Daily News shows voters open to the idea of a run by police commissioner Ray Kelly, who has yet to express any interest in running. (Schoen is quoted in the write-up of his poll saying Kelly "clearly is the last, best hope of the Republican Party at this point.")

But later in the piece, it is noted that both Quinn and Thompson would beat Kelly if the election were held now. (Kelly, the polls shows, would beat Bill de Blasio and Scott Stringer.)

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2016

Here's a transcript of Hillary Clinton's Q&A at Syracuse University, where she said one of her first jobs at the State Department was re-establishing American leadership, and getting the U.S. government to use Twitter. [Post-Standard]

2012

McCain visited Bloomberg at City Hall, trying to convince him to support Romney. [Sally Goldbenberg]

Asked about Romeny's lack of consistency, Giuliani said, "All of us in politics grow, change, change our positions." [Josh Robin]

Should the stimulus have been larger? Should there be another? "I think the stimulus was just right," said DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. [NY1]

2013

Quinn has a 20-point lead over her nearest Democratic rival, according to a NY1-Marist poll released last night. [David Seifman]

Quinn would beat Kelly if Kelly ran and the election were held today, according to a survey by Bloomberg pollster Doug Schoen. [Daily News]

Flashback: "Every other name I've heard thus far doesn't stand a chance," said Councilman Ulrich. [Capital]

Kelly was honored at the Women's National Republican Club last night. [Carl Campanile]

Columnist Andrea Tantaros introduced Kelly at the event as "mayor." [Twitter]

NY-13

Clyde Williams accused Rangel of trying to knock him off the ballot. [Carl Campanile]

City Hall

Management fees at Success Charter Charter Network will jump from $1,350 to $2,000. [Juan Gonzalez]

"It's ridiculous," Bloomberg said of the City Council's effort to get rid of the Design Commission. [Sally Goldenberg]

The Council will consider two bills to reduce fines for street vendors. [Kirk Semple]

The City Council bill to determine if banks "are meaningfully addressing the credit and financial needs of the city" is "pie-eyed cockamamie in the extreme." [Daily News]

Albany

Cuomo saying the budget passed with no new taxes is an attempt "to whitewash history," according to a columnist, who also says, "The Cuomo spin never stops." [Bill Hammond]

Cuomo says Paterson will improve the M.T.A. board. [Ken Lovett]

"We don't' need people working for slave wages," said Councilman Larry Seabrook at a hearing yesterday. The Post notes he is facing bribery charges. [Eric Kriss]

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Bloomberg and the transportation commissioner at the Municipal Arts Society Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Awards dinner. [Kirsten Artz]

Hillary Clinton at Syracuse University. [Post-Standard]