REPORT: De Blasio To Announce WH Bid Next Week

The New York Daily News reports:

Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce he’s running for president next week, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans. The 2020 announcement could come as early as de Blasio’s birthday on Wednesday, when he’ll turn 58, said one source. The kickoff was initially expected this week but pushed back, according to another source.

Hizzoner would be joining a crowded field with at least 21 other Democratic candidates — and a handful more who haven’t declared yet. The mayor may not even qualify for the first debates, which have been capped by the Democratic National Committee at 20 participants split over two consecutive nights.