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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 Mattapan. "I am endorsing... 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. The “Real Progress Boston” super... 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 union UNITE HERE Local 26, which... Read more
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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, who owns a towing and auto repair... 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%, City Councillor Annissa... 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 chairman and a listed phone number... 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 respondents were undecided. A memo... 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 is hitting broadcast TV and... 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 over that span, I have seen... Read more
Two murdered in separate incidents on Saturday The victim in a fatal stabbing on Saturday morning near Franklin Park has been identified as a 17-year-old boy. Boston Police have issued an arrest warrant for Omara Shears, a 44-year-old Boston man whom they... 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 respondents are undecided. A memo... 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 super PAC has another TV ad in... 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 Thursday, he announced his support... 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 the first woman of color elected... Read more

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