Actor George Takei on Tuesday endorsed Christine Quinn's campaign
for mayor of New York City in a new video.
In the 74-second video, Takei told viewers that Quinn will “boldly
go where no woman has gone before!”
“I'm supporting Christine Quinn because she has the experience,
the toughness and the heart to take us into the future,” said
Takei, who is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu on Star Trek.
“And I should know a thing or two about the future. I worked
there for three seasons and six movies.”
“A progressive leader with an amazing record of achievements.
Christine Quinn will take New York City to great heights. I hope
you'll join me in supporting Christine Quinn for mayor of New York
City. With your help, she will boldly go where no woman has gone
before!” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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After leading Democratic mayoral primary polls for months, Quinn
came in third in a recent poll.
“You know, you don't end up the first openly gay and woman
speaker of the City Council 'cause you're the frontrunner,” she
“I got that position – won it – as the underdog. And I'm
going to fight over the next 10 days and get into the runoff because
New Yorkers deserve a fighter as mayor.”