In a statement, President Obama praised Bill de Blasio's message of "progressive change."
The actor and Greenwich Village resident is throwing his support behind the mayoral candidate.
Billionare John Catsimatidis launched his bid for mayor Tuesday.
McDonald will be running as a Republican.
Former state Sen. Majority Leader Malcolm Smith in talks with city Republican leadership.
A lawyer for John Liu's former campaign treasurer said she needs cash to pay her legal fees.
The top five candidates have raised more than $1.8 million dollars from supporters who live out of state.
Xing Wu Pan, who allegedly funneled $16,000 into the mayoral campaign war chest for Comptroller John Liu, was arrested Wednesday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg may have to testify at the trial of John Haggerty, a former campaign worker.
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