Businessman John Catsimatidis will make a second run for mayor of New York City next year.
Catsimatidis, a billionaire, radio show host and the owner of the Gristedes supermarket chain and WABC radio, is launching the bid as unrest has gripped New York City for the last several days over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Catsimatidis last ran for mayor in 2013, losing the Republican nominaton to former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota.
Before and after that run, Catsimatidis has remained active in New York political circles, and has been a prolific campaign donor. Catsimatidis's daughter is the chairwoman of the Manhattan Republican Party.
Longtime political consultant Rob Cole in an email on Tuesday said he is “making calls to the press on John's behalf notifying reporters that he’s in for mayor."