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2008-10-01 09:00:03

By SARA KUGLER By Sara Kugler The Associated Press NEW YORK Mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided to try to reverse the term- limits law he had long supported so he can seek a third term next year and help the city emerge from financial turmoil, a person close to the mayor who has been briefed on the matter said Tuesday. Bloomberg made the decision over the weekend and will announce it Thursday, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the announcement...

2005-09-14 13:51:38

By Joseph A. Giannone NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democrats hoping to unseat Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg averted a runoff for their party's nomination when the runner-up conceded on Wednesday and threw his support to the top vote-getter in this week's primary. The move leaves former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer set to face the popular incumbent Bloomberg in the November election. Ferrer would be the city's first Latino mayor if he wins the November 8 general election....

2005-09-13 13:27:57

By Christopher Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - Voters in this overwhelmingly Democratic city headed to the polls on Tuesday to choose a candidate for what analysts say is the probably futile task of challenging the popular Republican incumbent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The field of four mainstream candidates running in the Democratic primary will be reduced to two should none emerge with 40 percent of the vote, a widely anticipated result, experts said. That would force a runoff, most...

2005-07-19 16:42:31

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so far ahead of his Democratic challengers that he could be re-elected even if his own party members stayed home on Election Day, a poll showed on Tuesday. The first-term mayor leads each of the four Democrats in the race for City Hall by as much as 15 points, and his approval rating is as high as when he first took office, said the survey by Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. Two-thirds of voters...

Word of the Day
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'