NEW YORK — Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn unveiled her first television ad Thursday, arguing that she’s the candidate in the best position to help the middle class and that her record proves it.

The 30-second spot, which will air on the city’s four network affiliates and on cable TV, is the first major television campaign by one of the Democratic mayoral candidates ahead of the September primary. (Supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis, who is seeking the Republican nomination, has been running ads for months.)

“Middle class and working families are the heart of New York, and they’re who I fight for every day,” Quinn, who is speaker of the City Council, says in the spot. “While others talk about fighting for the middle class, I’ve been doing it.”

Quinn cites, among other things, her efforts on the council to pass a living wage law, create affordable housing and pass balanced budgets without increasing taxes.

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