2013 Mayoral Race

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Connolly or Walsh: Who Is The Bigger People’s Pledge Hypocrite?

The people of Boston surely have many weighty things to consider in choosing their next mayor, but none more consequential than independent campaign expenditures. No, […]

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Which Mayoral Candidates Got the Most Bang for Their Buck?

Here’s an interesting measure of mayoral campaign performance: Who got the most votes for every dollar raised? As the chart below shows, the African-American candidates, […]

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The Mayoral Race Has Been Anticlimactic So Far

As the returns came in last night at John Connolly’s election party, there was not much reaction. The crowd in Dudley Square’s Hibernian Hall milled […]

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The Newish Boston

Demographics is not destiny. For many in Boston—including Tom Menino, when I asked him the question some years ago—it was something of a matter of […]

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It’s Connolly Vs. Walsh

Marty Walsh and John Connolly took the most votes and won the chance to face each other in a general election this November. At the end […]

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The Mayoral Standings Become Clearer, Thanks to Three Polls

Three polls released in three days, with strikingly similar results, suggest that we have a pretty good snapshot of where the Boston mayoral race stands—or, […]

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Is Marty Walsh Too Much of a Union Guy?

One of the big topics of the Boston mayoral race has been whether state representative Marty Walsh is too much of a union guy to […]

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The Globe Kicks Charlotte Golar Richie When She’s Down

It’s been a bad 24 hours or so for Charlotte Golar Richie. But you can’t say she hasn’t deserved it. Yesterday, Richie held a press […]

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Mayoral Candidates Are Passionate (But Not Too Realistic) About Schools

Moderating a candidates forum—especially among 11 competitors—does not give one the best vantage from which to assess the performances. Nevertheless, I have a few observations […]

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Herald Endorses In Mayor’s Race Without Meeting Candidates

Wednesday’s Boston Herald mayoral endorsements surprised a lot of campaign people, and not just because of the, um, unusual anti-endorsement of Marty Walsh. No, they were surprised […]

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Mike Ross Launches A New, Somber Web Video

Mike Ross’s money is mostly behind a high-energy TV ad, showing him running through the streets of Boston handing out his plan for the city’s […]

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The John Connolly Education Paradox

Over the last couple years, it’s been mystifying how Harvard has all but become a dirty word in politics. During his presidential campaign, Mitt Romney, owner […]

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Boston’s Women’s Groups Have Questions For The Next Mayor

A coalition of organizations want to make certain that women’s issues—serious, sometimes uncomfortable issues—get some attention during this year’s mayoral campaign. They’d also like to […]

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Jobs Day For Mayoral Candidates

From this point on, the mayoral candidates will be desperately seeking attention in the three-week sprint to the preliminary election. Today being Labor Day, three […]

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The Herald and NECN Agree To Move Mayoral Debate Time

Well, it took a little more than 24 hours for the Boston Herald/Suffolk University/NECN consortium to fold. As I wrote yesterday, that group announced yesterday […]