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:
— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) November 6, 2013
He thanked his supporters in a tweet shortly after he was declared the winner of the race:
Thank you, New York City. pic.twitter.com/pN7UP1PMNG
— Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) November 6, 2013