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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wins Third Term

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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Wins Third Term


www.myfoxny.com

MYFOXNY.COM/AP - Michael R. Bloomberg has won re-election in a tighter-than-expected race, becoming the first three-term mayor since Ed Koch.

The billionaire self-financed his campaign for the third time, spending about $100 million to blanket airwaves with commercials and fill mailboxes with glossy, multi-page fliers to figuratively bury his opponent, Democrat William C. Thompson Jr., the city comptroller.
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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:35 PM
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Michael Bloomberg has won his controversial third term as New York City Mayor. For those that don't know Bloomberg is also the richest man in NYC and won that honor during a time when the economy was failing. His repealing of the term limits was controversial here, in the city, and he is not terribly popular among many residents.



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posted on Nov, 4 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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Here is some information from Wiki regarding the term limits extension:


In the fall of 2008, Bloomberg successfully campaigned for an amendment to New York City's term limits law, in order to allow him to run for a third term in 2009. On September 30, 2008, reports emerged that Bloomberg was seeking to amend the law,[5] and on October 2, 2008, he announced plans to request the removal or extension of term limits for elected officials. On October 23, 2008, the New York City Council voted in favor of extending the term limit for elected officials to three consecutive four-year terms, thus allowing both Bloomberg and other council members to run for office again.[6] During the amendment campaign, Bloomberg's administration requested the support of certain nonprofit groups, which attracted some criticism because these groups have received threats from the mayor in the past..


I am not alone in the opinion that Mayor Bloomberg used his financial influence to extend the terms limits. Despite how unpopular this move was, I'd have to say I'm not surprised that he won.



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