2013 elections

Golar Richie adviser defends campaign's third place finish

By 
Gintautas Dumcius, News Editor
Oct. 2, 2013

A top adviser to former state Rep. Charlotte Golar Richie’s mayoral campaign rejected criticism of her candidate and said there had been “quite a bit of unfairness” directed toward her.  Read more

Dorcena Forry says she owes 'no debt' to mayoral hopefuls

By 
Matt Murphy, State House News Service
Oct. 2, 2013

Dorchester Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry said on Wednesday that she would decide within the “coming days” whether to endorse in Boston’s mayoral election, but refuted a report that she must decide whether to “return the favor” to state Rep. Marty Walsh for his role in her special Senate election.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 2, 2013

34 days to Nov. 5. Thirteen days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly heads to Citizen Schools’ Fort Point HQ to speak to sixth graders from Orchard Gardens about what it takes to run for public office. State Rep. Marty Walsh is also scheduled to meet with students, as well as hit the Downtown Boston Improvement District’s annual meeting on Court Street.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Oct. 1, 2013

35 days to Nov. 5. Fourteen days until the first televised debate between the two finalists. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has scheduled an afternoon press conference to talk about his decision on the Boston Police Patrolmen Association’s arbitration award. Connolly met with city officials on Sunday and was scheduled to meet with the Boston Police Patrolmen Association late Monday. The City Council could vote on the award later this month, and Mayor Thomas Menino has urged council members to reject the award. State Rep.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 30, 2013

36 days to Nov. 5. Fifteen days until the first debate between the two finalists. After spending the weekend trading statements over an arbitration award, City Councillor At-Large John Connolly and state Rep. Marty Walsh enter the first full week of campaigning as finalists with light schedules. Walsh plans to restart “Mondays with Marty,” meet-and-greets with small groups of voters. Connolly, will be greeting voters in Jamaica Plain and then heading to Roxbury Community College. The college plans to kick off a partnership with Madison Park Technical Vocational High School. Gov.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 29, 2013

37 days to Nov. 5. Sixteen days until the first debate between the two finalists. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly and state Rep. Marty Walsh on Saturday continued sparring over a 25.4 percent arbitration award to Boston patrol officers. In a Saturday morning statement, Rep.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 28, 2013

38 days to Nov. 5. The campaigns of state Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly have agreed on three debates before the final election:

Tuesday, October 15, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by WBZ-TV, WBZ 1030 AM, and the Boston Globe, with Jon Keller and a Globe correspondent

Tuesday, October 22, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., hosted by WGBH-TV and WGBH-Radio, with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan

#BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 27, 2013

39 days to Nov. 5. The first issue the finalists have decided to spar over became clear yesterday: The Boston version of the People’s Pledge, an attempt to limit the influence of outside groups that was first proposed by Republican Scott Brown and modified by City Councillor Rob Consalvo. The pledge was so wildly popular with voters that Consalvo placed seventh out of twelve in the preliminary.  Read more

Back on Hill, Walsh pledges to "keep it positive"

By 
Matt Murphy, State House News Service
Sep. 25, 2013

Fresh off his Boston mayoral preliminary election win, Rep. Marty Walsh began the next stage of his campaign on Wednesday, shaking hands outside the Savin Hill T stop and making calls to business leaders to seek their support, including Patriots owner Robert Kraft.  Read more

#BosMayor Round-Up: Sept. 25, 2013

41 days to the Nov. 5 final. State Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councillor At-Large John Connolly start a sprint to the finish on Wednesday after receiving the most votes out of a field of 12. Both have their day jobs to attend to: On Beacon Hill, the state Legislature will be in full formal session in the afternoon and likely take up a tech tax repeal bill. A new member of the Dorchester delegation will be sworn in as well: Dan Cullinane, who won the 12th Suffolk House seat in a Sept. 10 special election. Inside City Hall, the 13-member Council will meet at noon.  Read more