Analyst on Boston mayoral race: 'It’s going to be a close race'

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November 5, 2013, 7:53 am
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(NECN) -  The polls are opening for Election Day, and Boston mayoral candidates Marty Walsh and John Connolly have been making their final push to reach out to voters.

For quick insight into the race we were joined by Peter Ubertaccio, political analyst and professor at Stonehill College.

He said, “It’s going to be a close race. Boston has not had a close mayoral race in decades.”

He said that Connolly smaller team can possibly do better work that Walsh’s team, depending on how organized they are.

Ubertaccio said that the beliefs aren’t going to matter as much as the last-minute money that will make way into the election.

“These candidates are simply not that different,” he said.

He said that if Connolly happens to lose, he’ll likely take the chance to become Walsh’s biggest critic and pave the way for running again in four years.

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