During this chat today with John Catsimatidis, Neil Cavuto of Fox Business News says (at around the three-minute mark), “You’re like a skunk at your own party’s picnic,” and, “I think your party hates wealthy people. I do.”
Catsimatidis asks, “Which party are you talking about?
"The Democrats,” says Cavuto. Read More
Last night, the Staten Island Republican Party indicated, once again, that they’d like to see Michael Bloomberg re-elected as mayor.
Making the case to a room full of Republicans was the passingly controversial former representative Vito Fossella, who said, “If there ever was a time we need Mike Bloomberg representing all of Read More
Michael Bloomberg said "oh sure" when asked if he'll run for re-election even if he can't get on a major party line, and stressed that it's just easier to get elected running as either a Democrat or Republican.
The mayor was speaking with reporters after addressing students at a Harlem charter school. Read More
When news got out that Michael Bloomberg was planning to meet with Republican county chairmen to seek their approval to run in their primary, I wrote that the event probably marked the beginning of the end of John Catsimatidis, another billionaire looking to run for mayor on the Republican line.
Catsimatidis supporters Read More
Here’s an interesting note from last night’s meeting in Brooklyn where county Republicans voted to let Michael Bloomberg run for re-election on the G.O.P. line, even though he's not a Republican anymore.
The chairman of the Brooklyn Republicans, Craig Eaton, voted against a motion that would have delayed the county’s vote on Read More
Pity John Catsimatidis: As Michael Bloomberg prepares to meet with city Republican leaders to ask for a spot on the primary ballot, the grocery magnate's mayoral hopes may effectively be dashed.
Catsimatidis—like Bloomberg, a Democrat-turned-Republican billionaire—promoted himself over the past year as a savior for the cash-strapped Republicans. And even Read More
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State Senator Marty Golden of Brooklyn said he thinks it’s a “no-brainer” that the Republican Party will ultimately allow Michael Bloomberg to run in the party's primary later this year.
“Michael Bloomberg has done good things for this city and at the end of the day the good leaders across the city of New Read More
Republican State Senator Frank Padavan said he’s confident that his party will ultimately allow Michael Bloomberg to run for re-election on their line, despite resentment about the mayor leaving the party last year.
"At the end of the day, after you go back and forth on the politics and the feelings and everyone's personal Read More
A reader sends in this photo from the Chinese Lunar New Year parade yesterday, where a couple of citywide candidates showed up.
There's comptroller candidate and City Councilman David Weprin, mayoral candidate and current Comptroller Bill Thompson, and mayoral candidate and Gristedes owner John Catisimatidis.
The mayor was there too. Read More