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Head of New York City Council launches mayoral bid

NEW YORK — Christine C. Quinn, the New York City Council speaker, declared her candidacy for mayor on Sunday with a glossy biographical video and a walking tour of the city, a signal that her campaign hopes to attract voters with her outsize, off-the-cuff personality — or at least a carefully curated version of it.

Skipping a speech in favor of a day of campaigning, Quinn, a Democrat, opted for an intimate approach to a high-profile moment of her mayoral bid, a contrast to the businesslike style of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, her political ally and the man she hopes to replace in City Hall.

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