Bloomberg Wants Third Term

Mayor aims to change NYC's term-limits law
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2008 4:10 PM CDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledges the audience after he delivered the commencement address at the University of Pennsylvania.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – New York insiders say Mayor Michael Bloomberg will attempt to change existing laws and run for a third term, the Times reports, with his announcement to come Thursday. After long supporting term limits, Bloomberg, 66, has softened, with the financial crisis seen as a significant motivator. If successful, Bloomberg would be the fourth three-term mayor in modern times.