Bobby Flay for New York City Mayor? Maybe Not

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Flay responds to rumors that he’s running for mayor of New York City
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There apparently have been rumors floating around that Bobby Flay is interested in running for mayor of New York City. During a dinner interview in this week’s episode of  Bloomberg-TV’s “Titans at the Table”, host Betty Liu asked Flay whether or not this rumor was true.

“That’s a rumor,” Flay replied. “I'm really passionate about New York. I think at some point in my life, I can certainly be helpful in a political arena. I don’t know when that would be. I don’t know what position that would be. People say “mayor” to me when I say I want to run for office one day, who knows.”

We won’t see the chef running against mayoral candidates Anthony Weiner, Christine Quinn, or John Catsimatidis, but we may see him in the political scene in the future. He is “open” to the idea, he said.

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In the meantime, the Mesa Grill owner continues with his T.V. food shows. The “Titans at the Table” episode, which features Tom Colicchio, Rachael Ray, Mario Batali, and Bobby Flay, aired Tuesday and is available on-demand on Bloomberg TV.