2013 Mayoral Race

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The Herald Tries To Bigfoot Joyce Kulhawik

The Herald has had about five months to plan for the upcoming mayoral preliminary election, but waited until today, exactly four weeks from the day, to […]

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Looks Like The Mayoral Candidates Are Tweeting Better

Ask and you shall receive, right? I did a little kvetching in our August issue about the boooorrrrrriiiinnnnnggggg state of our 12 mayoral candidates’ Twitter […]

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In July, Marty Walsh Said He Would Sign Pledge If Others Did

This past Wednesday, as the battle over the so-called “People’s Pledge” or “Boston Pledge” against independent expenditures came to a boil in the mayoral campaign, […]

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A Timeline of the John Connolly/Stand for Children Debacle

There are few things more predictable in contemporary political campaigns, at least in Massachusetts, than the holier-than-thou slapfest over outside expenditures. It was obviously coming […]

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Lobbyists Also Like the Mayoral Frontrunners

Polls and insider opinion suggest that city councilor John Connolly and state representative Marty Walsh are the frontrunners in the Boston mayoral contest, with District […]

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Dan Conley Didn’t Have a Great Monday

District Attorney and well-funded mayoral candidate Dan Conley had a tense exchange with some voters at a meet-and-greet Monday night in Roxbury for which he’s getting […]

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Boston Mayoral Candidates Let the Good Times Roll on Twitter

Dear Boston mayoral candidates: Please tweet better.

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Mayoral Power Rankings: It’s John vs. Marty

With eight weeks until Boston’s preliminary election, I have gone back to my anonymous political insiders for an update on how they see the mayoral […]

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Charlotte Golar Richie Still Doesn’t Have a Message

Before unleashing my assault on her feckless fizzle of a speech, let me say that I thought Charlotte Golar Richie’s campaign rally Wednesday night was […]

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City Limits: Meet Boston’s 2013 Mayoral Candidates

As candidates scramble for votes in the first wide-open mayoral election in decades, a transformed Boston begins to emerge.

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Should Boston Have Rubber Sidewalks?

If you drive up and down some of Boston’s streets, you may notice that a lot of the sidewalks are cracking, caving in, or creating […]

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Here’s John Connolly New Web Video

Starting later today, you might start seeing web ads for mayoral candidate John Connolly, which will take you to his first full-production web video. But […]

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There’s No Carlos Danger In Boston’s Race for Mayor

New York City, last seen handing its top office to the highest-bidding billionaire, on Tuesday offered up the spectacle of a leading mayoral candidate with […]

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Mayoral Polling (And Questionable Interpretation) Has Arrived

New Suffolk University/Boston Herald poll:  John Connolly 12%; Marty Walsh 11%; Dan Conley 9%; Rob Consalvo 8%; Mike Ross 5%; Charlotte Golar Richie 5%; Felix […]

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John Connolly Leads, According to Poll … Commissioned by Connolly’s Campaign

John Connolly’s early mayoral campaign launch appears to have paid dividends—at least, according to a poll commissioned by his own campaign. Although the Connolly campaign […]