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.
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