Quinn's Lies of Debates Past

1998 debate Question: Has anyone taken any campaign contributions from developers (corrected to include landlords and real estate organizations), and would you do so in the future?

Quinn: No I haven't and no, I won't.

What a liar! Quinn had already started to take money from landlords and within two years was taking money from developers under the table while purporting to represent the community in negotiations with that landlord. When discovered and confronted, she lied about the contribution that was part of the public record. This particular scam also included former Chelsea District Leader Kathy Kinsella and Assembly Member Dick Gottfried's Chief of Staff Wendy Paster.

Christine Quinn made her promise to never take landlord/developer campaign contribution at a debate in an open Special Election to replace Tom Duane who had recently been elected to the NYS Senate.