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Walsh narrowly defeats Connolly with support of diverse coalition in Boston

2013-11-05 by Rachel Galton

Legislator Martin Walsh defeated John Connolly to win the Boston mayoral race this week. Walsh's election ends 20 years of mayorship by current mayor Thomas Menino, who supports Walsh. Walsh was funded largely by unions, and Walsh's election as a labor leader is a rarity among mayors. An Irish-American with a humble background, Walsh "won as an everyman," and was also supported by minorities. Read more here:http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2013/11/05/mayorweb/QoS9zl2SqdvJqoOhSbPphP/story.html

 
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