It looks like Bill de Blasio is looking past the Big Apple to the White House.
The New York City mayor will enter the 2020 democratic presidential primary Thursday, according to a senior Iowa democrat with knowledge of the plans.
In 2017, de Blasio became the first democrat re-elected to his office in more than three decades.
If he does announce, the two-term mayor will join a field of 22 other candidates, nearly nine months before the first votes are cast.
De Blasio is set to travel to some important states this week, he has visits to Iowa and South Carolina on his early itinerary.
Meanwhile, it appears former Vice President Joe Biden has solidified his early frontrunner status.
A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday in Pennsylvania shows Biden more than 20 points ahead of his closest democratic rival – Vermont Sen. Bernie sanders. And he leads President Trump by double-digits in a head-to-head matchup.