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Published reports say that John Catsimatidis, who runs Gristedes and Red Apple stores in New York, is considering a campaign to be New York's next mayor.

The New York Observer reports describes Catsimatidis as "a 53-year-old grocery-store mogul" who is "is planning to spend $250,000 on the new ad campaign, which will introduce him to New Yorkers and assail (Mayor Michael) Bloomberg's performance on a range of issues." The paper notes that Catsimatidis is "a former grocery clerk who went on to own the Gristedes and Red Apple supermarket chains and is worth more than $400 million."
KC's View:
Catsimatidis may have tons of money, but campaigning against him ought to be easy. Just take voters into virtually any Red Apple store and ask them if this is their vision of New York.

He wouldn't get a vote, except those that may be for sale.