Meet City Council At-Large candidate Ayanna Pressleyâ€™s new campaign director: James Chisholm, a top aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Read more
Aiming for a second term, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has hired a strategist who helped Sonia Chang-Diaz topple Sen. Dianne Wilkerson in last Septemberâ€™s Democratic primary for the Second Suffolk District.
Dan Cohen also consulted for Connolly in the 2007 campaign for City Council. Cohenâ€™s other clients include Sara Orozco, a Democrat who unsuccessfully ran against Sen. Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) last year. Read more
More later on the Boston election 2009 candidatesâ€™ forum, put together by the National Black College Alliance in Roxbury later.
Thirteen out of the fifteen candidates running for the four City Council At-Large spots faced off in a forum in the Back Bay on Tuesday night, staking out their positions on the city budget, the Boston Redevelopment Authority and busing.
The Ward 5 Democratic Committee, which co-hosted the forum with the Ward 4 Democratic Committee, afterwards immediately voted to endorse two of the candidates: John Connolly, currently serving his first term as a Councillor At-Large, and Ayanna Pressley, a former aide to U.S. Sen. John Kerry. Read more