Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed Monday night that he will not come to a decision on a potential presidential run this week.
Speaking in his weekly "Mondays with the Mayor" interview on NY1, de Blasio denied reports that he would decide this week.
It comes after more signs last week that de Blasio is laying the groundwork for a presidential run. On Thursday, he admitted his political action committee, which has paid for his trips as he's teased a 2020 campaign, also paid for pollsters to ask voters in the key nominating state of Iowa detailed specific questions about what they think of the New York City mayor and what the pollsters called his accomplishments.
A day later, NY1 learned that Mike Casca, the mayor's top political communications aide, is not only leaving the PAC but City Hall as well, and two new City Hall staff members are joining de Blasio's political operation. De Blasio's Fairness PAC orchestrated his out-of-town political trips to places like Iowa and New Hampshire earlier this year.
In a radio interview on WNYC this morning, de Blasio spoke about the factors that he is weighing as he tries to make up his mind about whether to run.
"I, in making any decision, have to weigh family, have to weigh what I think is in the interest of New York City and the ability to get things done for New York City," de Blasio said on The Brian Lehrer Show. "I also have to weigh how we have a different and better discussion in this country about our future. Because, right now, New York City is hurting because of a whole host of federal policies that are broken."
The mayor has said he will decide this month if he will run for president.
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