Is New York Council Speaker Christine Quinn building close ties with Gov. Andrew Cuomo just in time for her 2013 mayoral campaign? One interested observer following the race notes Cuomo’s decision to shun the traditional gaggle of elected officials, and instead march just with Quinn and her new wife in last weekend’s gay pride parade. Quinn, who helped lead efforts to legalize same-sex marriage, has been attempting to strengthen ties with the governor in other ways as well. For example, she has brought on former Cuomo political advisor Jennifer Cunningham to advise her own campaign. And Quinn recently had a fundraiser co-hosted by the wife of Steve Cohen, a former counsel to the governor, where one source told us Cohen had given Quinn a glowing introduction.
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