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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, 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
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
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
The Boston police patrolmen’s union last week declined to back a candidate for mayor while opting to back five candidates in the race for the at-large slots on the City Council. “None of the candidates for mayor have requested our endorsement to date,”... 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
Kim Janey's first TV ad
Acting Mayor Kim Janey’s first television ad hits the airwaves Tuesday, a 30-second spot that the campaign plans to air through Sept. 14, the day of the preliminary election. The campaign is spending $164,000 on airtime this week. Her campaign’s ad is... Read more

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