2001 New York City mayoral election

2001 New York City mayoral election

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  Mayor Michael Bloomberg (cropped).jpg Mark Green 2 by David Shankbone (cropped).jpg
Nominee Michael Bloomberg Mark J. Green
Party Republican Democratic
Alliance Independence Working Families
Popular vote 744,757 709,268
Percentage 50.3% 47.9%

NYC Mayoral Election 2001 Results by Borough.svg
Borough results
Bloomberg:      50–60%      70–80%
Green:      50–60%

Mayor before election

Rudy Giuliani

Elected Mayor

Michael Bloomberg

The New York City mayoral election of 2001 was held on November 6, 2001.

Incumbent Republican mayor Rudy Giuliani could not run again due to term limits. As Democrats outnumbered Republicans by a five-to-one margin in the city, it was widely believed that a Democrat would succeed him in City Hall. Businessman Michael Bloomberg, a lifelong Democrat, changed his party affiliation and ran as a Republican. Mark J. Green narrowly defeated Fernando Ferrer in the Democratic primary[nb 1], surviving a negative contest that divided the party and consumed the vast majority of the Green campaign's financial resources. After a campaign that was largely overshadowed by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bloomberg won the general election with 50.3% of the vote to Green's 47.9%.
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