Mayor Mike McGinn plans to make an announcement tomorrow about his “political plans” — presumably political plans to run for re-election, though his campaign consultant, John Wyble, wouldn’t say what he’ll announce.
McGinn has hired a campaign staff, filed to run, and he’s been raising money, but has not yet officially kicked off a campaign. Already, several big-name politicians have announced plans to challenge him, including City Council member Tim Burgess, state Sen. Ed Murray, and former City Councilmember Peter Steinbrueck. A neighborhood activist, Kate Martin, and commercial real estate broker, Charlie Staadecker, also have filed to run.
McGinn has been scrambling to re-unite supporters after a tough first term, but a crowded field of challengers probably would make it easier for him to get through the primary.