2013 Mayoral Race

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Teachers Union Boss Is Against Secret Money in Campaigns. Yeah, Right.

When it comes to dark money in politics, the American Federation of Teachers has a message for its opponents: Do as we say, not as […]

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Marty Walsh, the ‘Bridge Mayor’

What does the election of Marty Walsh say about the city of Boston, I was asked on a Thursday-morning panel. My answer: that depends on […]

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Let’s Play Amateur Pundit With the Mayoral Election TV Advertising

The Friday before the Boston mayoral election, John Connolly’s campaign advertised on Blue Bloods, a FOX network show co-starring Donnie Wahlberg. So did Democrats For […]

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Maps: The Mayoral Election Results

You’ve probably read everything you need to know about Boston’s mayoral election, right? Wrong. Here, we follow up on our preliminary maps post with another set […]

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Bring On Mayor Marty Walsh

For all of its progressive reputation, Boston remains, fundamentally, a city stubbornly averse to change. We have a hard time letting go of the familiar; […]

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The Marty Walsh Factor

Over the summer, I got the crazy idea to go spend a day campaigning with nine different Boston mayoral candidates. One of the first guys […]

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Live Boston Election Results: Marty Walsh Is The Next Mayor

Welcome to election night in Boston! where we find out whether Marty Walsh or John Connolly will succeed Tom Menino as Boston’s next mayor. Voters […]

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Early Voter Turnout Is Up, A Sign of Hope for John Connolly

As of 9 a.m., 26,125 ballots had been cast in Boston—nearly 50 percent more than at the same time in the September 24 preliminary election. […]

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John Connolly And Marty Walsh: Here Are Your Keys to Victory

For John Connolly: 1. Can he maximize the vote from his base? Connolly’s West Roxbury/Roslindale base is a bigger voting bloc than Walsh’s coastal-Dorchester base, but in […]

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An Outside Group’s Poll Shows John Connolly Ahead

Democrats For Education Reform (DFER), which is supporting John Connolly in Boston’s mayoral race, is sending an email to its members today informing them that […]

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Is The Mayoral Election For Sale?

There are few issues that elicit more hand-wringing among progressives than campaign financing, especially in the past few years since the Supreme Court widened the […]

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John Connolly’s Better Half Gives The Campaign A Try

One thing that’s been fun in this mayoral campaign has been to see the usually withdrawn Meg Connolly spend more time in the public eye, […]

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New Poll: Marty Walsh Leads the Mayoral Race

The Boston mayoral race has completely flipped since the preliminary election with Marty Walsh poised to win next Tuesday’s race, according to a new poll […]

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The Call For Disclosure To John Connolly and Marty Walsh [Update]

UPDATE 3: Both John Connolly and Marty Walsh call on all outside independent expenditure committees spending in support of their campaigns to disclose identities of […]

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This ‘One Boston’ Ad Buy Is One Big Mystery

Last week, a woman named Jocelyn Hutt, of Roslindale, filled out some paperwork with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), and just […]