From the NY Post:
There’s been a subtle shift in the 2013 mayoral race that has gone unnoticed by all but a few insiders: Mayor Bloomberg isn’t as sold as he used to be on Council Speaker Christine Quinn replacing him.
“I think it’s fair to say there’s been a bit of a cooling off,” said one source.
Bloomberg and Quinn had once been viewed as so tight that critics derisively described her as a “deputy mayor.”
Most observers assumed Bloomberg’s endorsement of Quinn was in the bag.
But sources said that was never the case. The vagaries of politics, along with unforced errors by Quinn, indicate she’ll have to work harder than she might have expected for his backing.
Bloomberg certainly wasn’t happy that the City Council passed two bills his administration is now trying to undo in court — one mandating a “living wage” and another a “prevailing wage” on certain city projects.