Surrounded by supporters, John Catsimatidis talks to the media during a news conference on the steps of City Hall in New York, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013. Catsimatidis announced his intention to run for New York City mayor. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
NEW YORK (AP) — From one billionaire mayor of New York City to another? Businessman John Catsimatidis is hoping so.
Catsimatidis, whose business interests include grocery stories, oil and real estate, announced his entrance into the mayoral race Tuesday on the steps of City Hall.
The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of GOP, Democratic and other candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited, Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Enthusiastic and frank, Catsimatidis portrayed himself as someone with both Login to read more