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** FILE ** Surrounded by family and supporters, New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, center, speaks to the media as she announces her mayoral run in New York, Sunday, March 10, 2013. The New York City Council speaker has formally launched what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid this fall. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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** FILE ** Surrounded by family and supporters, New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, center, speaks to the media as she announces her mayoral run in New York, Sunday, March 10, 2013. The New York City Council speaker has formally launched what she hopes will be a history-making mayoral bid this fall. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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