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Duane, Manhattan senator, will not seek re-election
At City Hall, in his days before the Senate, Thomas Duane was well known in the City Council as a leading gay activist. Christine Quinn, now speaker of that body and 2013 mayoral candidate, is still a political ally. Now that Duane is retiring from the state Senate after 14 years, he could be expected to play a role in the Quinn mayoral effort in some capacity. He could even run for his old Council...