John Catsimatidis may be running for mayor as a Republican, but his wallet is still wide open for the city’s Democratic candidates.
According to the latest campaign finance reports, Mr. Catsimatidis, a supermarket and oil magnate, recently gave large sums of money to Democrats Tish James, Domenic Recchia and Melinda Katz as they compete for various offices this year. Each donation surpassed a thousand dollars.
“Check my record for the last ten years, I’ve contributed millions to Democrats,” Mr. Catsimatidis told Politicker this morning. “I’m running as a Republican pro-business candidate and I’m also running on another party line, whether the Independence or Liberal Party, whatever, as a pro-Clinton type of Democrat.”