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When it comes surrounding the Big Apple Republican candidate John Katzman TD is betting that New Yorkers want the mayor who's got a lot in common with Mayor Bloomberg.
The self made millionaire is here with me today to talk about why heat things the next mayor should have a strong background in business.
I spoke recently went tech entrepreneur and independent candidate Jack battery.
And -- sad that he's the only candidate who's got a background in creating jobs in fast car industry's.
Given your background in business how do you respond.
That he regularly go laugh about it -- -- one that's created tens of thousands of jobs.
We're created in the energy field in the aviation field we've created food field in the real estate field.
We're diversified company.
In creating two outs and I've done that for -- -- 44 years some won't.
I believe I was -- early in light on the westside of Manhattan by a mentor morning.
Who's name's Marie Segal.
And he said that.
The business community.
Has to do well.
For the rest of the community to to have been a firm believer that for forty years.
I believe that it.
Besides our business community doing well we have to be business friendly.
The fact that we've got to keep on us streets safe and what -- the only one supporting Ray Kelly.
To stay on as police commissioner and we're hoping does state.
You mentioned here forty years -- -- -- how did you first get yours -- I started westside of Manhattan.
With a bunch of little grocery store that grew up to be a -- -- How did you -- you have to welfare first -- -- -- I mean.
Somebody -- -- -- and I had like a Big Brother working when I was working college.
And he's so on behalf of the store that he was what was result -- and when he was.
Getting along with.
For 101000 dollars signed a note pay me someday you have any background immigrants treatment -- -- working on weekends -- But that's -- I have you believe solar.
I have always learned from my -- That's why I grew up.
I was would have -- Greek.
Came to America grew up in all of them 35 street.
A great success not only.
In one industry.
I don't -- Tokyo wants a lot of industries so you -- told me to a situation.
That I don't know if you -- that.
-- obvious success.
And he's actresses.
One store and one half of grocery store and you bought the chain by the age 24.
I had had stores make -- million dollars a year.
That I opened up winning -- -- -- -- -- they.
I hate to what my bent does that patients what mean.
-- was if I did more business.
They won't do what business what do you think at best most -- black people realize but what do you think the most important -- for a leader.
To be able to convince others the following.
To be able to be -- -- And create new ideas.
And I didn't have a money and not -- Mitt Romney when he walked around.
You know hiding.
That he did well.
You're out of your six you know how to slow -- only in America.
Land of opportunity.
And that's what I wanted to help a fellow.
Or -- that are growing up in New York.
I came from Harlem.
I made it and they made it to speaking -- -- -- an opportunity.
Do you think it's more challenging to start a business today and -- that's -- -- when you got your start there is always it is always differences.
Certainly it's a different world today forties late.
But it's there's a lot of similarities.
You know but sometimes -- have -- discussion that's -- well.
If I was starting all over today that I had zero -- -- -- -- it -- else.
And I can do it again now what the -- that they have been selling apples on appointment three Apple's report.
And that denying I think that and at that and and Beckett -- -- -- but Orleans saying there's no substitution.
-- black and I've always.
The other people who do business -- you.
That honesty integrity and hard work and you're gonna do it and -- -- to succeed together.
So my challenge.
Is to convince -- taxpayers.
Which I had contingency in the neck and neck in the polls.
And you -- -- -- and hair longer I think we're not -- very oxygen.
Well -- different.
We're both -- and it sure.
Six were both successful.
We both -- serve the public after.
We became successful yes.
What do you like about administration and what would you -- honesty and integrity.
I think it by and large.
Mayor Bloomberg what's to a -- -- afoot to tax basis and you'll.
And by and large he's got a great two.
What do I want -- to the future I want to build on his success.
You know if we have reason if -- -- has risen to new heights.
I would make even -- That some of our candidates that are running and capable of doing I was at a birthday party.
Couple weeks ago and it was thirty there's -- people hedge -- guys and at a lot of democratic liberals that's fine.
And Mike Holmes that's been stand up and they -- a two minute presentation -- -- guys I know you'll invest billions.
And I know you.
By companies so companies which -- -- democratic candidates.
Run when you have companies.
What -- left couldn't stop it to bits that got I got to point to witness account.
I've I've smile is it that you and I said.
Right by being -- by a Republican opponent.
-- question is who could win in November.
So the Republicans.
-- -- in public -- of course looks at.
Rudy Giuliani ran as a Republican liberal one.
Mayor Bloomberg -- Republican liberal think you've got what it takes a while giving good -- -- yet decided members are.
Mitt Romney lost Five Boroughs of New York.
-- what's up and wanna.
The good and called how'd you know -- is Republican conservative.
Lest -- -- three to seventeen.
Wendy Long the senate.
-- five Burroughs.
Was 85 to fifty.
My opponent is what is Republican.
Conservative where's it go.
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