Singer Chely Wright on Monday stumped for the New York City mayoral campaign of Christine Quinn.

City Council Speaker Quinn, once considered the front-runner, has a shot at heading into a runoff against her strongest opponent, public advocate Bill de Blasio. In a Quinnipiac University poll released Monday, de Blasio was leading with 39 percent of likely Democratic voters. A candidate who reaches 40 percent avoids an October 1 runoff against the second place finisher.

Quinn is running to become the city's first female and first openly gay mayor.

“I've been accused of supporting Chris Quinn because, 'Oh, you're just supporting her because she's gay. You're just supporting her because she's a woman,'” Wright, who is openly gay, told the crowd. “Let me talk about the qualities that have propelled Chris Quinn to be who she is today, a leader in New York. When she came out years ago, when she started her political career, she didn't do it in the shadows, she stepped right out and said, 'This is who I am. This is who I love.'”

Wright went on to describe Quinn as a “powerhouse leader” before performing for the crowd. (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Quinn gave her final pitch: “If you want to make sure the city's progress grows. If we make sure no New Yorker is left behind. That every neighbor gets to its greatest potential. Then you need to vote for me. Because I'm the only progressive in this race who's delivered.”

Polls close at 9PM.