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All my life, I've been winning, ok?
— John Catsimatidis

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Am I a Republican? Yes. Am I a Democrat? Yes. Am I a conservative? Yes. Am I a liberal? Yes.

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America always recovers.

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Americans like buying American vs. buying from Chavez or buying from the Middle East.

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Anytime you cut food stamps, it naturally affects sales. People spend less.

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As mayor, I would support law enforcement, not knock it down.

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Bill Clinton told me that when he was 14, he shook John Kennedy's hand, and that inspired him to be president.

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Everyone - whether it's the Jews, the Greeks, the Catholics - everybody is entitled to religious beliefs and entitled to their traditions.

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Grocery stores can't afford to pay $80 a square foot. At that rate, we are going out of business.

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I am a real New Yorker... I didn't go to Harvard, I didn't go to Yale... I rooted for the Yankees; I didn't root for the Boston Red Sox.

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I believe business has to do well and that the surrounding communities do well.

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I believe that all people that are successful should pay back their cities, their states, their towns, our country.

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I care about making New York better.

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I could be like Joe Kennedy and say, 'My kids are going to run for president!'

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I could have beat Obama.

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I grew up on 135th Street. I grew up on the poor side of New York. I grew up in Harlem.

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I have a love factor with the minorities.

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I just want to reflect the respect I have for animals.

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I love people. I enjoy people.

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I made a ton of money.

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I promoted myself as a fusion ticket. I was running as a Republican liberal.

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I put $5 million into the real-estate business when the world was coming to an end, and three years later, by 1980, I woke up and was worth a hundred. That's a lot of money back then.

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I respect John Kennedy for saying that he had a dream that we'd go to the moon before the end of the decade.

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I started in the supermarket business in the early '70s. And by '75, '76, I realized you don't have a business unless you own the real estate.

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I think New York is destined to have a Democratic mayor, and I want Freddy Ferrer to be that mayor.

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I think the rich should pay more in taxes - I agree with that 100 percent - but everybody should feel the pain a little bit.

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I want to inspire people.

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I was a Clinton Democrat for twenty years.

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I was a Mitt Romney Republican because he was pro-business.

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I'm a Bill Clinton social Republican.

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I'm a New York businessman.

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I'm a visionary. I'm not a maintenance person.

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I'm not a Johnny-come-lately Jew. I've been around. I watch out for the Jews; I watch out for the Catholics.

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I'm not a Mike Bloomberg billionaire.

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I'm not ashamed of being successful. You know, they criticized Romney for being ashamed of it. I think we've got to inspire our kids that we shouldn't be ashamed to be successful.

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I'm the same businessman Donald Trump is.

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I'm tough, but I have a heart.

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It is tough that a lot of kids have single-family homes.

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It seems everyone knows the value of a cantaloupe or a quart of milk.

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It will be almost impossible for any other candidate to raise the money that the Clintons can raise.

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Material things don't matter.

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My father died in '97. But at least he lived until 93, so he saw my success.

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My life would be better without Gristedes.

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New York is for everybody; it's for the poor, it's for the middle-class, it's for the wealthy. We can't punish any one group and chase them away.

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New York never felt the recession. New York never felt a depression.

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Nobody destroys people - people destroy themselves, and it's very, very sad.

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One mentor I had taught me that people do what you inspect, not necessarily what you expect. In other words, if nobody is watching, there will be some slack off.

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People tell me, 'You better lose weight if you want to run for mayor.' I said, 'I got the Chris Christie look.'

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Pizza is no longer on my diet.

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The Fresh Direct model doesn't work.

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All my life, I've been winning, ok?

John Catsimatidis