Christine Quinn runs for NYC Mayor

While New York City Council speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn, right, speaks to the media as her wife Kim Catullo looks on 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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Christine Quinn slide from presumed frontrunner for the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York to distant third place finisher has prompted a fresh round of questions about the role of gender in politics. (CSM)

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