The speculation that Rudy Giuliani might try to run for governor in 2010 has one of his earliest supporters pretty excited.
“He’s going to be around again, hopefully as governor," said former Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari. "It would be a good spot for him.”
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Likely mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner released a summary of his tax returns just now. From his spokesman:
Weiner earned $152,996 of income in the year 2007. He made payments of $13,900 in New York City/State taxes and $24,300 in Federal taxes.
Longshot (but announced!) mayoral candidate Tony Avella already released his, while Bill Read More
Gristedes grocery store billionaire John Catsimatidis apparently has the support of Donald Trump in his race for mayor.
The New Yorker’s Ben McGrath reports that Mr. Catsimatidis has signed up pledges of support from not only Mr. Trump but also from most of the “at least thirty-five to forty percent of the Congress, Read More
Here’s a shot from the breakfast hosted Sunday morning by the Council of Orthodox Jewish Organizations on the West Side, which, as Grace Rauh noted, attracted nearly every 2009 candidate for citywide office.
Sitting at the same table were, from left to right, state comptroller Tom DiNapoli, mayoral hopeful John Catsimatidis, city Councilwoman Read More
Republican mayoral hopeful (and Hillraiser) John Catsimatidis is hosting a free breakfast for Republican district leaders in Queens this Saturday. Catsimadis has been courting local operatives and discussing his potential campaign for a good while now.
At a Republican dinner last year, while he was still a Democrat, Catsimatidis told Read More
Simcha Felder walked into Press Room 4a this afternoon and floated a conspiracy theory about the real reason Christine Quinn is supporting a bill to expand the number of licenses for vendors who sell vegetables: Doing so will disrupt the cash-flow for supermarket magnate John Catsimatids, who, like Quinn, may run for mayor Read More
One of the Clinton campaign’s finance chairs, Hassan Nemazee, called in to dispute Clinton fund-raiser
"We have seen no evidence whatsoever" of a defection, Nemazee said. "If anything we are delighted to still see so much enthusiasm."
Instead of an exodus, Nemazee said, his donors had actually rallied around their candidate this month. As Read More
One of Hillary Clinton’s local "Hillraisers" predicts that the campaign’s fund-raisers and donors will begin to defect from Clinton to Obama "sooner than later" if they haven’t already.
John Catsimatidis, a New York supermarket magnate and Clinton supporter, said that the number of people who had written checks to Clinton who were now sending money, Read More
John Catsimatidis told The Observer today that Extell Development chairman Gary Barnett was one of the two buyers of his commercial building at 516 East 14th Street.
A spokesperson for Mr. Barnett, however, said Extell was not involved in the sale or in East 14th Lighthouse LLC, the company listed as the property’s buyer Read More
After hisa press conference on Rudy Giuliani and the presidential race in midtown yesterday, I asked former congressman and Staten Island Borough President Guy Molinari about the Republican Party here in New York.
“We are struggling for survival–that’s how serious it is,” he told me.
To save it, it’s going Read More