Catsimatidis Can’t Believe His Mayoral Run Is Over

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09:  New York City mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis speaks at a political forum hosted on a boat in Manhattan on April 9, 2013 in New York City. Six mayoral candidates spoke at the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance's 2013 Waterfront Conference ahead of the November 2013 mayoral election.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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John Catsimatidis officially left the mayoral race on Friday, after Republicans pressured him not to stay in as an independent following his primary loss. But he has plenty more to say, some of which he got off his chest in a rambling e-mail to supporters on Sunday. Catsimatidis raised some questions about the vote count, suggesting he might still pull off a win once all the absentee ballots are tallied. He was particularly perplexed by his loss in Manhattan: "Manhattan I Found Strange that we only received 3000 votes out of 11,300 cast … Very Strange." He also claimed to be the victim of foul play: "There were so many Dirty Tricks ..were tens of Thousands of ROBO Calls were made to New Yorkers saying it was our Campaign annoying Voters against us." But the Cat Man isn't one to get discouraged. "This is NOT GOODBYE but SEE YOU LATER," he wrote. Can't wait!