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Field of Twelve Narrowed to Two in Boston's Mayoral Race

2013-09-26 by Melissa Marschall

State Representative Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor John R. Connolly were the top vote getters in Tuesday's preliminary mayoral election. With such a crowded field, Walsh finished first with only 18.5 percent of the vote, and Connolly a close second at 17.2 percent. Former city housing chief Charlotte Golar Richie, the only woman in a field of 12, finished third with 13.8 percent. The Walsh and Connolly campaigns have both raised and spent a significant amount of money...$2 million for Walsh, whose biggest supporter is organized labor, and $1.2 million for Connolly, who has strong connections to education reform groups. With a little over a month to go before the general election on November 5th, the two finalists still have their work cut out for them in their quest to become Boston's next mayor. Read more at here.

 
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