BUFFALO (AP) - Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has won his third term in a city where the Democrat's party holds a significant edge in enrollment.
Brown won Tuesday's race against Republican Sergio Rodriguez, a former Marine with a masters' degree in organizational leadership.
With 18 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Brown had nearly 70 percent of the votes.
Brown had raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for his campaign and had wide backing from local Democrats, who dominate in this gritty city.
Brown served in the state Senate before becoming elected Buffalo's first black mayor in 2005.