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Quinn Joins Rival's Wife In Bid To Keep Spitzer From Office

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Despite a heated disagreement between them last week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio's wife are joining in a bid to prevent Eliot Spitzer from becoming city comptroller.

NY1 has learned that Quinn and Chirlane McCray have signed a statement with other prominent New York women urging Democrats to vote for Spitzer's rival Scott Stringer.

Polls show Stringer lagging behind the former governor, who resigned in 2008 over a prostitution scandal.

The statement does not mention Spitzer, but it does seem to suggest him when it says Stringer has been devoted to "respecting the public."

Other women signing the statement include actors Lena Dunham and Scarlett Johansson, along with Congresswomen Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velazquez.

It's unclear if McCray and Quinn will join a news conference slated for this afternoon.

In a recent newspaper column, McCray was quoted as saying she didn't feel like she could talk to Quinn about issues like childcare.

Quinn later said she felt that was an insult against her decision to not have children, though de Blasio's camp says that was not McCray's intention. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP