[Ed. – What the country needs right now is guy so far left of Barack Obama he makes the former president look like a conservative.]
De Blasio, 56, will claim he’s the rightful standard bearer for the progressive wing of the Democratic party.
“He thinks he’s going to coast to re-election victory,” one Dem told me. “His people are sending out overtures asking where he should go next and whom he should meet on a national level.”
His jockeying could turn New York into a circular firing squad with Gov. Cuomo obviously poised to run; plus Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been relentlessly raising money this summer; plus State AG Eric Schneiderman, who has friends in Hollywood, where Norman Lear has hosted fund-raisers for him.
De Blasio — who goes the extra mile to please his campaign donors and is richly rewarded for his service — was recently granted $2.57 million in city matching funds for his re-election.
“The rumor is, he is setting up fund-raisers across the country after the election,” a veteran political consultant told me.