2013 Mayoral Race

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Q&A: Marty Walsh & John Connolly

On November 5, Boston voters will head to the polls to pick a new mayor. We sat down with the two candidates they’ll choose between.

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The Mayoral Candidates Like To Talk About Diversity

I was not able to attend Wednesday night’s mayoral candidates debate in Roxbury co-hosted by the Urban League, but I am assured that John Connolly […]

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The Latest Anti-John Connolly Hit Piece Is Out Now

A new mail piece hit Boston homes on Tuesday, sent from the Greater Boston Labor Council (which Marty Walsh used to work with), which does […]

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The Outside Ads Start For John Connolly

Democrats For Education Reform (DFER), which has been supportive of John Connolly throughout the mayoral campaign, has mostly laid back in deference to Connolly’s call […]

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A Good Mayoral Debate, But Marty Walsh Makes A Bad Demand

There was a really good mayoral debate Tuesday night, which I hope some voters tuned in to see. Moderators Jim Braude and Margery Eagan asked […]

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John Connolly’s Big Fundraising Haul Shouldn’t Come As A Surpise

John Connolly’s campaign is claiming to have raised $610,000 in the first half of October—a mighty haul that seems to have taken Marty Walsh’s campaign […]

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People Reeeally Didn’t Watch the Mayoral Debate

We all pretty much assumed that the Red Sox playoff game (as well as the other fine programming that airs regularly at 7 p.m. like […]

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Let’s Agree to Call the First Mayoral Debate a Dress Rehearsal

This was a good idea, in hindsight, to have a dress rehearsal, warm-up, spring training debate of sorts. Neither John Connolly nor Marty Walsh has […]

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Did Marty Walsh Over-Perform in the Preliminary (And Will He Do It Again)?

There is a school of thought among some Boston political insiders that says Marty Walsh is in better shape than polls suggest because his massive, […]

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The Endorsements Start For Marty Walsh

John Barros and Felix Arroyo are endorsing Marty Walsh for mayor today. Neither is a huge surprise: Barros, of Dorchester, has known Walsh a long […]

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Boston Voters Think All The Candidates Are Great

I love everybody—and so do Boston voters, apparently. The new Suffolk/Herald poll finds that no more than 16 percent view any of the citywide candidates […]

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John Connolly Poll Shows Him Starting With A Lead

John Connolly’s campaign conducted a poll that shows him with a 12-point lead over Marty Walsh at the start of the six-week final race for […]

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Insiders Poll: Marty Walsh Will Be Boston’s Next Mayor

You’ve got to hand it to my anonymous Boston political insiders—they’ve been uncannily accurate in predicting this year’s results (at least, in the aggregate). When […]

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Maps: The Mayoral Preliminary Election Results

You’ve probably read everything you need to know about the Boston mayoral preliminary last week, right? Wrong. Here, we present a guest post featuring maps created by […]

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Marty Walsh Takes Up A Battle On The Wrong Turf

One of my rules of thumb for campaign analysis is that whoever’s turf the battle is being fought on is probably the one getting the advantage. […]