Former Staten Island GOP Congressman Vito Fossella, who quit Congress amid a love child scandal in 2008, is making a big political splash – endorsing billionaire supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis for mayor, The NY Post has learned.
“My candidate for mayor is John Catsimatidis. I will do whatever I can to help him,” Fossella said. “John is a wonderful, amazing guy. I admire his accomplishments. There’s not a guy out there who is more real. I know his passion for New York City,” Fossella added.
Fossella likened Catsimatidis to Mayor Bloomberg, an independent businessman who will do what’s right for the city. “John will have the story to tell and the resources to back it up. Some successful people retire into the sunset. John wants to give back,” Fossella said.
In response, Catsimatidis said: "Vito Fossella was a great Congressman for Staten Island and is a longtime friend. I am proud to accept his endorsement."