09/10/2013 11:22 am ET Updated Nov 10, 2013

Christine Quinn's Diary: A Day In My Life On The Mayoral Campaign

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My favorite part of political life is talking to people.

Getting to know New Yorkers gives me great joy -- and knowing that I'm able to make a difference in their lives and in the life of the city I love fiercely has inspired me over two decades in public service. It inspired me to take on bad landlords as a tenant activist 25 years ago, just as it inspired me to take a risk and run to be the first woman Speaker of the New York City Council. It is what inspires me to visit neighborhoods all across the city and walk and talk -- or as I say, wawk and tawk, with all city dwellers as I run for Mayor of New York City.

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