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Mayor Walsh, 3 Challengers on Boston's Preliminary Ballot



    Mayor Marty Walsh Gears Up for Re-Election Bid

    Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is speaking for the first time about his re-election bid.

    (Published Monday, April 24, 2017)

    Voters participating in Boston's preliminary election will be narrowing the field of mayoral candidates from four down to two.

    Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh is seeking re-election to a second four-year term as the city's chief executive.

    His challengers include District 7 city councilor Tito Jackson, who served in the administration of former Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick.

    Two lesser-known candidates will also appear on Tuesday's ballot: Joe Wiley, a health insurance worker making his first run for political office; and Robert Cappucci, a retired police officer and one-time Boston School Committee member.

    2017 Contest for Boston Mayor

    [NECN] 2017 Contest for Boston Mayor

    Would it take a "perfect storm" for Boston Marty Walsh to be unseated in 2017? Sue's guest is City Councilor Tito Jackson, candidate for Mayor of Boston.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017)

    A recent Emerson College poll conducted between September 14-16, found that Walsh is leading Jackson by a 52-21 margin.

    The top two vote-getters in the nonpartisan preliminary election will advance to the November final.

    Walsh emerged from a crowded field of contenders in 2013 to succeed Thomas Menino, the city's longest serving mayor.

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