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‘Happiest’ mayor slides into 3rd term in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oscar Goodman, a former mob lawyer and self-proclaimed "happiest mayor in the world," breezed to a third term as mayor of Las Vegas.

The Democrat won 84 percent of Tuesday's vote with all precincts reporting, easily avoiding a June run-off. His nearest competitor had just 2,170 votes to Goodman's 26,845.

Since his first election in 1999, Goodman has cultivated a popular, irreverent persona. He travels with a pair of showgirls and endorses Bombay Sapphire gin. He made headlines this year for teaching a class on how to make a martini at a local community college.