The Outside Ads Start For John Connolly

The ads begin on Thursday.

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 for outside groups to stay out. But, noting that there is no so-called People’s Pledge in effect (Connolly called for one, but Marty Walsh declined), and that outside groups have been spending heavily for Walsh, the group has decided to jump in.

“This is not about John Connolly—it’s about the children of Boston,” says DFER’s Massachusetts director Liam Kerr.

Kerr assures me that his group will stay strictly positive, and has nothing ill to say about Walsh.

Here’s the ad, which should start airing on Thursday. The narrator should be familiar to active Democrats in Ward 17.