Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to run for governor of New York in 2022, two sources with information on the matter told the media on Monday.
The sources said it was indistinct when the mayor, who is unwinding his most recent two months as leader of the Big Apple, would make a declaration.
Hypothesis over a potential de Blasio gubernatorial bid ramped up last week after Politico New York revealed that he had finished structures for the formation of a candidate committee with the state Board of Elections.
De Blasio gave an indirect reaction when asked in a Monday night interview with NY1’s Errol Louis about the committee — which doesn’t list his particular future political plans.
Called “New Yorkers for a Fair Future,” de Blasio answered that the committee “is a vehicle that I’ll use to get the message out with regards to things we wanted to do any other way in New York City and New York State.”
Without affirming a gunbernational run, Hizzoner happened about his desire to help move the “state forward,” taking note of: “There’s a great deal of things that should be fixed in Albany.”
“I’m truly anticipating getting into this greater discussion concerning where this state is going,” he told Louis.
A third source told that de Blasio has been sloping up his effort to political partners about hopping into the following year’s race. He would join New York Attorney General Letitia James as democratic challengers to officeholder Gov. Kathy Hochul.
De Blasio has recently been pushed on his conceivable gubernatorial ambitions — and on various events didn’t preclude the chance.