Early indicators of folks bailing out on Czarina…
Catsimatidis, owner of the Gristede’s supermarket chain, and his wife, Margo, each gave $2,300 to Giuliani’s presidential campaign last month, according to the former mayor’s filings for the last financial period, which were released Friday.
Catsimatidis has been a major Clinton backer since she first ran for the Senate in 2000, and has been closely identified with the former first couple for years.
He has helped bundle donations for Clinton and hosted an event for her presidential campaign – even once predicting she would be the leader in the fund-raising field.
Catsimatidis, who is mulling a run for mayor as a Republican, couldn’t be reached for comment. Besides his supermarket interests, Catsimatidis has also been involved in aviation, oil refining, real estate and publishing.
Other Giuliani donors during the last three months included former Met and Yankee pitcher Al Leiter, actress Melissa Gilbert, screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, department-store heir Andrew Farkas and former New York Judge Donna Recant.
Perhaps people are beginning to see the light. Hillary has a habit of showing her true socialist underpinnings and people that have benefited from Capitalism are beginning to fear Hillary’s threats of taking from the “rich” and giving it to folks that are too lazy to fend for themselves.