Spin Cycle

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GOP mayoral primary candidate John Catsimatidis put in petitions for the “Jobs Jobs Jobs” line in addition to his Liberal independent ballot slot. But it’s likely to be deemed too similar in name to maverick candidate Jack Hidary’s “Jobs and Education” line, whose petitions were submitted just prior to Catsimatidis’. The city Board of Elections would then seek a name change from the Catsimatidis camp. ... More to come on with independent petition deadlines, ending today. ... GOP mayoral primary candidate Joseph Lhota has gone for “Education First” as a supplemental line.