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Lit Drop - Election 2021: A Year of Transition at Boston City Hall
A West Roxbury-based sprinkler fitters union on Thursday said it’s supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign. In a statement, Peter Gibbons, the business manager for Sprinkler Fitters Local 550, said Essaibi... Read more.
Twenty-four hours after polls closed and City Councillors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George emerged as the mayoral preliminary’s winners, a super PAC is lacing into Wu. The pro-Essaibi George super PAC, “Bostonians for... Read more.
Voters in District 4 picked two men out of a field of nine candidates on Tuesday to advance to the Nov. 2 final election to replace Andrea Campbell as their city councillor. First-time candidate Brian Worrell posted a... Read more.
The city’s two incumbent at-large city councillors —Michael Flaherty and Julia Mejia— lead the pack among the 17 candidates seeking a spot on the Nov. 2 ballot. Eight candidates will advance to the general election, but as... Read more.
Former Boston police commissioner William Gross hit the road in Charlestown on Monday, the day before the mayoral preliminary, shaking hands inside a 99 restaurant after a press conference in its parking lot. Gross, who... Read more.
City Councillor Annissa Essaibi George is distancing herself from one of the two super PACs supporting her mayoral candidacy, saying she’s “not happy” about its ties to former President Donald Trump. Super PACs, which have... Read more.
With few barbs, mayoral candidates talk education issues, police funding As polls indicate a good number of Boston voters remain undecided, the five major candidates running for mayor largely kept it cordial in their... Read more.
The super PAC led by former Boston police commissioner William Gross is up on TV with an ad that touts Annissa Essaibi George for mayor. The ad lists police unions and New Balance chairman James Davis among its top donors.... Read more.
Sheriff Steve Tompkins is throwing his support behind Leonard Lee for District 4 city council. Lee is one of nine men and women seeking to replace Andrea Campbell in the district seat, which includes parts of Dorchester and... Read more.
A radio ad from a super PAC backing Acting Mayor Kim Janey is drawing criticism from its target, District 4 Councillor Andrea Campbell, and causing a firefight between the two mayoral campaigns. Linked to the hotel workers... Read more.
Bostonians for Real Progress
A Hyde Park businessman is pouring money into a super PAC supporting Annissa Essaibi George’s mayoral campaign, according to publicly available documents filed with state regulators. Sixteen companies tied to Elias Akiki,... Read more.
A new poll indicates Michelle Wu sits atop the mayoral race, with the other four candidates jockeying for second place. The survey from MassINC Polling Group shows City Councillor Wu with 30%, Acting Mayor Kim Janey at 15... Read more.
Willie Gross Annissa Essaibi George
Yet another super PAC signaled its entry into Boston politics ahead of the Sept. 14 preliminary election. The newest one, calling itself “Real Progress Boston,” has former Boston police commissioner William Gross as the... Read more.
Are you still trying to decide whom to vote for in the Sept. 14 preliminary election for mayor of Boston? You’re not alone. One poll conducted recently and released by Emerson and 7News last week found that 25 percent of... Read more.
Pro-Campbell super PAC's third ad
9/3 UPDATE: The super PAC swapped in an ad that touts the Boston Globe's editorial board endorsing Campbell. The ad is available here. The super PAC supporting Andrea Campbell’s mayoral campaign unveiled its third ad, which... Read more.
Suffolk County Sheriff Steve Tompkins on Tuesday endorsed Michelle Wu for mayor, citing her “tireless advocacy” for addiction recovery treatment and mental health services. “I have known Michelle for nearly a decade, and... Read more.
Are you still trying to decide who to vote for in the Sept. 14 preliminary election for Mayor of Boston? You're not alone! One poll conducted recently and released by Emerson and 7News last week found that 25 percent of... Read more.
Screenshot from Better Boston super PAC
A super PAC supporting Andrea Campbell’s mayoral campaign believes 68 percent of likely voters remain “up for grabs” ahead of the Sept. 14 preliminary, according to an internal memo written by a 2013 candidate for mayor. The... Read more.
Charles Yancey, who served on the City Council for 32 years, lost his District 4 seat in 2015 to a young attorney named Andrea Campbell. Yancey is now stepping back into the political ring as Campbell runs for mayor. On... Read more.
Boston Turnout Project TV ad for Michelle Wu
A super PAC supporting Michelle Wu sprang to life this week, with a television ad that mentions her work for the late Mayor Thomas Menino and Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s endorsement of her mayoral campaign. The ad touts her as... Read more.
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