Boston mayoral candidate Walsh makes last push before polls open

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November 5, 2013, 6:41 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels) - Marty Walsh will be voting at the Cristo Rey high school around 8:30 Tuesday morning.

Going into election day in the race for Boston’s next mayor, Walsh holds a slight lead in the most recent polls, but not one big enough to be comfortable enough with to stop campaigning.

He made several campaign stops Monday and has picked up the endorsements of three of his former opponents for the office of mayo, John Barros, Felix Arroyo and Charlotte Golar Richie. All of them showed up Monday night for a rally and march through Dorchester.

He's been blasted by his opponent John Connolly for being pro-union ad for receiving a $500,000 donation from a political action committee. But Walsh says he's not just pro-union, he's pro Boston, something that has resonated with his supporters.

One person said, "He cares about education, cares about community he's a well-rounded candidate."

Another person said, "People trust Marty, he's sincere he has great follow through but he's really accessible."

And as for Walsh himself, he insists no matter what supporters he has, union or otherwise, he is running nothing but a positive campaign.

He said, "There's no place in Boston for negative campaigning and I'm going to just continue to be positive."

Going into election day means the end of the six-month long campaign for mayor of Boston. If Walsh wins, it marks the end of a 16-year career as a state representative on Beacon Hill.

Tags: Boston, polls, Mayor , voting, Marty Walsh, Election Day, John Connolly, Justin Michaels
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