Catsimatidis Switching Parties

John Catsimatidis, the Hillary Clinton fund-raiser who said he wants to run for mayor, told me he’ll be changing his party registration from Democrat to Republican “maybe in the next week or two.”


“Because of my future plans,” he said when reached by cell phone in Manhattan, back from from a trip to his home in the Hamptons.

Crain’s has something on Catsimatidis today [looking for link now].

Previously, Catsimatidis said he’d run for mayor as a Republican “Because I’m a moderate business man. I don’t’ think a moderate businessman has a chance in hell winning the Democratic primary.”

— Azi Paybarah

Catsimatidis Switching Parties