Joe Lhota Election Results: Republican Loses NYC Mayoral Race

11/05/2013 09:08 pm ET | Updated Nov 05, 2013

Republican Joe Lhota has lost the race for New York City mayor to Democrat Bill de Blasio.

De Blasio was projected to win the race by a wide margin, leading in the polls going into Election Day.

De Blasio celebrated his win Tuesday night:

He thanked his supporters in a tweet shortly after he was declared the winner of the race:

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