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(NECN) - Mass. state Rep. Marty Walsh won one of two spots in the Boston mayoral preliminary election Tuesday night.
He now faces City Councilor John Connolly in the November election to succeed Mayor Thomas Menino, who is retiring after 20 years as mayor of Boston.
Walsh told supporters in his victory speech Tuesday night that he's ready for the next six weeks.
"I am a better, stronger candidate and person from what I've learned from all of you. I asked you to work with me to make our city the hub of opportunity, and I know you will continue to contribute your energy and ideas to help move our city forward. I am very optimistic about where our city is headed, but I want to make sure all of us get there together. Whether you came out for me today or not, I intend to earn your vote, and ask for your support on Nov. 5," he says.
Watch the attached video for the full speech.