Alec Baldwin slams Christine Quinn in blog post
While Alec Baldwin has made it clear he doesn't have any mayoral aspirations this election, it hasn't stopped him from sounding off on the candidates.
Baldwin wrote in a Huffington Post blog Monday that the current front-runner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, "is not qualified to be mayor of New York."
Calling Quinn "Bloomberg's handmaiden" and "Bloomberg 2.0," the former "30 Rock" star and tabloid magnet criticized the Democrat's opposition to a bill requiring New York City businesses with five to 19 employees to offer paid sick leave and her support of NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly.
Then, citing a Village Voice report, Baldwin accused her of having a $49 million City Council "slush fund" that she distributes to members.
Quinn announced her bid only last week, but has been leading the polls for several months.
Baldwin acknowledged Quinn is the favorite now in the race, but slammed her and Bloomberg for having "polarized" the city into haves and have-nots.
He wrote that, while she supports plans to curb homelessness, it has increased under her watch.
Baldwin, 54, said the city needed a mayor with "middle-class values," saying Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was that person.
Quinn's campaign spokesman, Mike Morey, declined to comment on Baldwin's opinion piece.
The actor has fueled speculation about his interest in the city's top spot, with "30 Rock" even spoofing his ambitions through Baldwin's character Jack Donaghy last year.