Airwaves Heat Up in Republican Mayoral Contest

A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.
A scene from the new Catsimatidis ad.

With just over two weeks to go before they face off in the September 10 Republican primary, John Catsimatidis and Joe Lhota have taken their battle to the air.

Mr. Catsimatidis, a billionaire who is self-financing his campaign, recently suggested that he would avoid dropping “nuclear bombs”–his word for attack ads–unless his GOP rival, Mr. Lhota, went negative first. But it seems Mr. Catsimatidis has decided to drop them anyway.

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John Catsimatidis Not Letting Go of Lhota’s Mall Cops Gaffe

Catsimatidis getting the endorsement of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. (Photo: Twitter/@JCats2013)
John Catsimatidis today. (Photo: Twitter/@JCats2013)

Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis was endorsed by one of the city’s police unions earlier today, and used the opportunity to once again bring up his chief opponent Joe Lhota’s most significant gaffe to date.

“I don’t try to call them ‘mall cops,’ which is wrong,” said Mr. Catsimatidis via spokesman Rob Ryan, following a press conference near City Hall, where the Sergeants Benevolent Association anointed Mr. Catsimatidis their Republican pick.

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