#BosMayor Round-Up: 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 Michlewitz, and a neighborhood party in Roxbury.

THAT CONNOLLY FUNDRAISING STORY: A Globe story that goes behind the scenes of a Connolly campaign finance committee meeting had political observers scratching their heads yesterday, since there wasn't much good news for Connolly in there. Takeaways: The Connolly lead is gone and the Walsh camp has a massive get-out-the-vote organization. In short, with a week left in the race, Connolly is the underdog.

WALSH AD STARTED AIRING LAST NIGHT: An ad featuring three of the former rivals that endorsed him -- Felix Arroyo, John Barros and Charlotte Golar Richie -- aired last night. It's on YouTube here.

TONIGHT'S DEBATE: A few questions as the third and final debate before the general election looms. Will Walsh finally be able to deliver a good answer on The Union Question? Will Connolly keep up his aggressive stance from last week?

THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:

State Rep. Marty Walsh

7:00 p.m. Boston Media Consortium Mayoral Debate (WHDH Studios, 7 Bullfinch Place)

City Councillor At-Large John Connolly

Meet and Greet with Seniors and Rep. Aaron Michlewitz
1:00 PM
Nazarro Center, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA

Third Televised Debate
7:00 PM
Hosted by the Boston Media Consortium

Roxbury Neighborhood Party
8:30 PM
Merengue Restaurant, 160 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA

ODDS & ENDS: The two mayoral candidates sit down with Boston magazine for its November issue and answer the question, "Would you rather fight one Menino-sized duck or 100 duck-sized Meninos?".....WGBH has a new political blog, "The Scrum".....Boston magazine's David Bernstein on what will be on your TV until Election Day: "Note: if you watch the Ellen Degeneres show regularly for the next week you're gonna get real sick of #bosmayor ads."