Marty Walsh gets top votes in Boston mayoral preliminary election

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September 25, 2013, 12:29 am
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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) - State Rep. Marty Walsh started his victory speech with a simple statement to his supporters: We did it.

It wasn't expected that Marty Walsh would be the top vote-getter in Tuesday's Boston mayoral preliminary election.

Walsh spoke about a variety of issues in his victory speech, including education, housing costs and about the city's diversity.

"So I ask you one more time - are you ready to take it with me? For more opportunity? For equality and community? These are my values, these are your values, these are Boston's values," Walsh said to cheering supporters.

Tuesday night is a huge victory for Walsh, but as he said several times in his speech, the race is far from over.

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