Lessons of 1977: Will Quinn Be The Next Ed Koch or Bella Abzug? by Gotham Gazette Staff, Jun 05, 2013 Twitter NEW YORK — Once again in 2013, the leading candidate for mayor is a woman: Christine Quinn as Bella Abzug was in 1977. uinn has become one of the most powerful woman politicians in the city through her role as City Council speaker…. Tweet Editor's Choice Rumored Scheme Brings Scrutiny to Bronx Political Machine How To Become A New York City Council Member Candidates Allege Wright Unfairly Influences Elections Alain Kaloyeros, Powerful Centerpiece of Buffalo Billion, Could Become Household Name Comments Comment(s) The comments section is provided as a free service to our readers. Gotham Gazette's editors reserve the right to delete any comments. Some reasons why comments might get deleted: inappropriate or offensive content, off-topic remarks or spam.