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New York City Democratic mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn greets a voter during a campaign stop in the Bronx borough of New York, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. The Democratic primary election is Tuesday, Sept. 10. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Christine Quinn runs for NYC Mayor

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)