Boston Mayor Marty Walsh again declined to confirm or deny whether he's running for re-election, after repeated prodding on Boston Public Radio on Friday.
"I'm focused on being the mayor of Boston right now," said Walsh, after being asked multiple times whether he'd seek a position in former Vice President Joe Biden's cabinet or other office such as an appointed Senate seat if Sen. Elizabeth Warren joins a Biden administration.
But when asked by Jim Braude about his plans for his own mayoral race, Walsh said he wouldn't announce his plans until next year.
"Don't worry, sometime in the new year we'll be talking about what my plans are," he said, noting that nomination papers do not become available until April. If he does run, he'll face a challenge from City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu, both of whom have announced their candidacies.
Walsh said it is looking likely that Biden will become president, as he gained a lead over President Trump in Pennsylvania Friday morning.
It has been rumored that Walsh might seek a cabinet position in a Biden presidency, but on Friday he said he had not spoken to Biden about it.
"I haven't even thought about it," he said. "I'm just excited about the election, honestly."
Meanwhile if Warren, whoPolitico reported is interestedin the Treasury secretary position, does fill that role, Gov. Charlie Baker would need to appoint someone to fill her seat to a 90 day appointment. When asked if he would want that role, Walsh maintained he's focused on being mayor.
When asked about Baker's decision to leave his ballot blank in the presidential race to avoid voting for Trump as a Republican, Walsh said that it's "his right to do that." Walsh also acknowledged he "probably should have asked [Baker] to vote for Joe Biden."