Garbage tycoon/real estate developer/reality TV star Sidney Torres
— will he or won't he run for mayor?
The local speculation went national tonight when The New York Times
profiled the star of CNBC's The Deed
in a larger story
about political neophytes who are eying a political run (some inspired, the story says, by the electoral success of Donald Trump):
Much the way Mr. Trump dismissed questions about his checkered private life, Mr. Torres, who sports a man bun, predicted few voters would care about his having had a child out of wedlock with a model or recoil at an Instagram account that is heavier on images of his Gulfstream jet than of gumbo. In fact, Mr. Torres readily volunteers that he was asked to relocate his private jet when Mr. Trump used a local hangar for a rally last year.
“I believe everybody should have the opportunity to have nice things,” he said.
Torres also says he's ready to put $4 million into the race — if
Read the whole thing
— and our cover story about Torres' possible political ambitions