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Jeb Bush Will Officially Enter the 2016 Race Today, If You Believe John Catsimatidis

John Catsimatidis poses during a Resident Magazine photo shoot on June 18, 2013 in New York City.
John Catsimatidis. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

There are obvious upsides to counting dozens of Republican billionaires among your closest friends, but today Jeb Bush learned about one of the pitfalls: There’s a decent chance they’ll leak your campaign launch date on their AM radio program. On Sunday Gristedes owner and former 2013 New York mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis revealed on his show, “The Cats Roundtable,” “I have found out that Governor Jeb Bush will be announcing Monday.” When confronted about the revelation by the Post, Catsimatidis said, “I thought it was common knowledge … I didn’t think I was spilling the beans.” It’s possible he didn’t. Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell told the Daily News that his comments were “not accurate.”

Bush Is Announcing Today, Catsimatidis Claims