Bloomberg Wins 3rd NYC Term
$100 million of own money keeps independent on top
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 3, 2009 8:45 PM CST
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves the voting booth after casting his ballot today.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Michael Bloomberg has won a third term tonight as New York’ mayor, outdistancing Democrat William Thompson in a race that saw the incumbent spend an estimated $100 million of his personal fortune—the largest sum in US history. Bloomberg won by nearly 20% in 2005, but early returns showed his margin around 6%.