Mayor Vincent Gray, left, standing next to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after crashing the press conference earlier this month.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray says he plans to announce "within the next few weeks" whether he plans to seek re-election.
Gray, a Democrat, has been coy about his plans. Next year's April 1 mayoral primary will be the earliest in the city's history, and three D.C. Council members are among those running for mayor: Jack Evans (D-Ward 2), Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4) and Tommy Wells (D-Ward 6).
Candidates can start collecting signatures to get on the ballot beginning on Nov. 8 — three weeks from now. In an appearance on WAMU 88.5's The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Gray noted that "the time is becoming more compressed."
Gray's 2010 campaign is the subject of a long-running federal investigation, and four aides have pleaded guilty to felonies. Gray says he did "nothing wrong" and that he hopes people will focus on his administration's accomplishments.