Boston's Ballot Royale: Election 2013

Nov. 6, 2013
Fresh off a 3.5-point victory for mayor of Boston, Rep. Martin Walsh addressed reporters Wednesday, saying he would announce appointments to his transition team as early as Friday and had received congratulations and advice from Mayor Tom Menino. "A lot...
Nov. 6, 2013
Marty Walsh’s phone was ringing off the hook Tuesday night with congratulatory calls pouring in from Minneapolis to the White House. The only problem was the target of the calls wasn’t that Marty Walsh. State Rep. Marty Walsh won the first open mayoral...
Nov. 6, 2013
State Rep. Marty Walsh of Dorchester won the mayoral race with 72,514 votes, according to unofficial numbers from the city's elections department. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly of West Roxbury received 67,606 votes. The text of his speech,...
Nov. 5, 2013
Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh celebrated his victory on Tuesday night at the Park Plaza.: Photo by Chris LovettState Rep. Marty Walsh triumphed on Tuesday in the first open race for mayor in 30 years, multiple sources tell the Reporter. Walsh, who faced...
Nov. 5, 2013
Polls opened at 7 a.m. in the race to replace Mayor Thomas Menino, who opted against attempting a sixth campaign for the top job in City Hall. The two finalists, Dorchester state Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly of West Roxbury...
Nov. 5, 2013
Today is Election Day. Polls are open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 150 locations across the city. The front pages of the Boston Herald and the Globe are available here. The weather forecast for today is "mostly sunny" with highs in mid-40s, according to Boston....
Nov. 4, 2013
1 day to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh holds an Election Eve rally at the same place he kicked off his campaign – the Strand Theatre in Uphams Corner. He also makes appearances on Russian Radio Boston, WGBH, and the Jeff Santos Show on Revolution Boston...
Nov. 3, 2013
2 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly holds a rally with mothers -- "moms vs. the machine," per the campaign -- at the Trotter School this afternoon and then greets voters in Jamaica Plain with City Councillor Matt O'Malley. State Rep...
Nov. 2, 2013
3 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh joins comedian John Hodgman at the Wilbur Theatre tonight. The appearance arises from Hodgman supporting Walsh’s efforts to make “Roadrunner” the official rock song of Massachusetts. City Councillor At-Large John...
Nov. 1, 2013
4 days to Nov. 5. Boston Herald-Suffolk University poll out this morning has State Rep. Marty Walsh up by 3, with City Councillor At-Large John Connolly at 43 percent. The poll (no link available because results are being broadcast on the newspaper's...
Oct. 31, 2013
This Way to City HallThe Reporter's own Gintautas Dumcius has compiled his coverage of the 2013 race for mayor into an e-book that is now available for sale. The book tracks the trajectory of the contest to replace Mayor Thomas M. Menino from its...
Oct. 31, 2013
5 days to Nov. 5. Happy Halloween! City Councillor At-Large John Connolly is greeting voters at a Dunkies in Readville first thing in the morning before participating in a Boston.com chat. State Rep. Marty Walsh tapes an “On the Record” interview at...
Oct. 31, 2013
One will be the new mayor: John Connolly and Marty Walsh Photo by Chris Lovett Before the gloves came off in the mayoral race – City Councillor At-Large John Connolly pointing to negative mailers from an outside group trashing his upbringing and state...
Oct. 31, 2013
Mayor Thomas Menino isn’t the only one thinking about his legacy as he gets ready to leave office. It must be also on the minds of the elected officials who gave up their seats and failed in their bids to succeed him. In that vein, City Councillor At-...
Oct. 30, 2013
6 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will pick up the endorsement of Mel King, the former state representative who ran for mayor in 1983. King had endorsed TOUCH 106.1 FM's Charles Clemons in the preliminary. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly...
Oct. 29, 2013
7 days to Nov. 5. The media consortium’s debate is the only item on State Rep. Marty Walsh’s public schedule for today. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has three items, including the debate, a meet-and-greet with seniors and state Rep. Aaron...
Oct. 28, 2013
8 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will hold his last "Mondays with Marty" at 500 Morton Street tonight. In Charlestown this morning, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will outline a proposal for reforming community policing. GLOBE DIVES INTO...
Oct. 27, 2013
9 days to Nov. 5. The two mayoral finalists will be attending services at local churches. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be at Charles Street AME this morning, while City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will be attending several services at various...
Oct. 26, 2013
10 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly meets-and-greets voters in Roxbury with Mary Churchill, executive director and founding editor of University of Venus. Then he heads to East Boston for a meet-and-greet with leaders in the Latino...
Oct. 25, 2013
11 days to Nov. 5. State Rep. Marty Walsh will be in the Seaport District pick up the endorsement of Senate President Therese Murray, a Plymouth Democrat who grew up in Dorchester. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly's campaign is planning a "Creative...
Oct. 24, 2013
12 days to Nov. 5. A Boston Globe poll released last night has City Councillor At-Large John Connolly up by 8. The full results are here. (Mike Deehan has a chart displaying results from the last couple of polls.) Connolly will highlight his proposals...
Oct. 24, 2013
Second mayoral debate: City Councillor John Connolly, left, and State Rep. Marty Walsh are shown on the set of a televised debate held at WGBH studios in Allston on Tuesday evening. Photo by Meredith Nierman/WGBH News State Rep. Marty Walsh’s union ties...
Oct. 23, 2013
Rep. Martin Walsh of Dorchester has shrunk his opponent’s lead in the mayoral race to within the margin of error, as Boston City Councilor John Connolly of West Roxbury edged Walsh in a recent poll, 41-39. The numbers were closer - 35-34 - when the 503...
Oct. 23, 2013
13 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly will hold an 11 a.m. press conference on City Hall Plaza focusing on negative mailers. An independent labor-backed group supporting state Rep. Marty Walsh has put out mailers slamming Connolly as...
Oct. 22, 2013
14 days to Nov. 5. Tonight: The second televised debate between the two finalists at WGBH. The debate, which will have a live audience, will air at 7pm on WGBH 2, 89.7 WGBH, and on WGBHnews.org. Jim Braude and Margery Eagan are the moderators. Starting...

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