Bloomberg Says He'll Seek 3rd Term

By: AP
By: AP

NEW YORK - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's going to ask the City Council to change the term limits law so he can run for a third term.

Bloomberg said the city faces "unprecedented challenges" because of the economic downturn and he is ready to tackle them for another four years.

Bloomberg said he will ask the council to change the law and then will ask New Yorkers to "decide if I've earned another term."

Right now, the mayor and council members are limited to two four-year terms.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's going to ask the City Council to change the term limits law so he can run for a third term.

Bloomberg said the city faces "unprecedented challenges" because of the economic downturn and he is ready to tackle them for another four years.

Bloomberg said he will ask the council to change the law and then will ask New Yorkers to "decide if I've earned another term."

Right now, the mayor and council members are limited to two four-year terms.


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