Boston Mayor’s Race
The two Democrats have six weeks until the Nov. 5 general election to try to win over the tens of thousands of voters who cast ballots for the other candidates or who sat out the preliminary round altogether.
You want hidden winners and losers from Tuesday night’s Boston mayoral preliminary? You got ‘em.
The city says that 113,222 votes were cast in the primary. That’s 30% of the city’s 368,000 registered voters.
Less than a one-third voter turnout would be a pathetic outcome, a troubling sign of voter ignorance, indifference and negligence.
For the first time in two decades, the name “Thomas Menino” was not on the ballot for the mayor of Boston.
Boston’s preliminary election is Tuesday, September 24.
The 12 candidates vying to succeed Menino have been out in the neighborhoods hoping to gain traction in a wide open race.
No question, the genteel veneer of the mayor’s race is starting to slip as voting day approaches and for two of the leading candidates.
Despite the sweltering heat, it was an overflow crowd at Boston Teachers Union Hall In Dorchester last Wednesday.
A dozen candidates to be Boston’s next mayor will be narrowed down to just two next week.