2013 Mayoral Race

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Mayoral Forums Are Boring, But They Don’t Have To Be

Wednesday was a big day for Boston’s fledgling mayor’s race: In the morning, there was an eight-candidate forum at the Boston Society of Architects and, […]

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The Spending Habits of Boston’s Mayoral Candidates

Andrew Ryan of the Globe did a good job at the end of May getting the major mayoral candidates’ fundraising and cash-on-hand numbers. But only […]

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Rob Consalvo Gets The Big Guns

In this early phase of the Boston mayoral race, one of the insiders’ games is judging the hired talent. Felix Arroyo impressed many when he […]

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Yancey Thinks He’s Right For Mayor, But Is He Really Running?

“Whoever the next mayor’s going to be is really going to have to hit the ground running,” says Charles Yancey. “If you’re not familiar with […]

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The Mayoral Campaigns Already Fighting—Over A Place In Line

This is what it’s come to: representatives of mayoral campaigns battled for early-bird status this morning, lining up in front of City Hall with signature […]

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Jacobs Rep: Jeremy Jacobs Did Not Donate $5,000 to David Portnoy

If you’re not familiar with David Portnoy, the owner and founder of Barstool Sports, congratulations. But if you are familiar, then you probably know that […]

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Marty Walsh Drops The Race Angle

Yesterday I hit mayoral candidate Marty Walsh for claiming that signature requirements disproportionately prevent “candidates of color” from ballot access. Today, Walsh is pushing forward with the […]

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Marty Walsh Makes a Weird Claim

Mayoral candidate Marty Walsh suggested in a press release today that racial minorities have a tougher time meeting signature requirements in Boston than white candidates. […]

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Those Mayoral Insiders Are Idiots

Earlier today I gave you the Power Rankings of who Boston’s political insiders think is most likely to win the mayoral election. Now, I’ll tell […]

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Boston Mayoral Power Rankings

Today at 5 p.m. is the “last hour and day for making application for nomination papers,” as Boston’s election department puts it—meaning that barring a […]

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City Councilor Felix Arroyo Joins Race For Mayor

The list of candidates looking to step into Mayor Tom Menino’s role, once the longtime official’s 20-year reign comes to an end, continues to grow […]

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Rob Consalvo Makes the Mayoral Run Official

Rob Consalvo, the District 5 city councilor from Hyde Park, announced his (non-shocking) candidacy for mayor of Boston Thursday. A press release quotes him saying: […]

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District Attorney Dan Conley Announces Bid For Mayor

Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley thinks Boston is a “great city” with the potential of becoming the most livable place in the country. That’s why […]

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Candidates Are Jumping into the Mayor’s Race

Update 1:09 p.m.: The Herald reports that State Rep. Marty Walsh is indeed running for mayor. Let the onslaught begin. Original: At-large City Councilor Felix Arroyo confirmed […]

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So Who’s Running for Mayor of Boston Now?

Mayor Tom Menino’s decision to not seek reelection will likely set off a free-for-all among those who have waited patiently on the sidelines for a […]