Connolly makes final push in Boston mayoral race

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November 5, 2013, 4:58 pm
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(NECN: Alysha Palumbo, Boston) - It’s the final few hours of campaigning for Roslindale native John Connolly, who’s foregoing sleep to crisscross the city and try get some last minute votes.

"I’ve been out there eight months, going morning, noon and night and I think we have really stayed on the message I believe in, tried to be true to myself and you know what, win or lose I feel good about the race we’ve run," Connolly said.

The race between Connolly, a current City Councilor and former school teacher, and his opponent State Representative Marty Walsh has been pretty tight since the preliminary race in late September when the two men emerged from a pack of 12.

Since then, Connolly has focused on reforming the city schools as a cornerstone of his campaign.

"I feel great, I feel very confident, I think we’ve got a lot of momentum heading out there today and I think people are going to respond to a vision that puts our schools first and recognizes if we have great schools we’re going to have safe streets and a strong economy," Connolly said.

And as one of these two candidates prepares to start a new chapter in Boston, Connolly knows voters here won’t soon forget the progress made by beloved five term Mayor Tom Menino.

"It’s a day where we should be thankful to Tom Menino for everything he’s done to put this city in such a great place and I think this is also a great opportunity build off of that and take this city to an even greater place," Connolly said.

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