Biden tried to call Walsh, but he called the Marty Walsh in Natick, a former aide to the late Senator Ted Kennedy.
City Councilor John Connolly and State Representative Marty Walsh have now met in two televised debates, with Connolly aggressively touting his education-reform credentials and criticizing Walsh too closely aligned with labor unions.
The outcome of the Boston Mayoral Preliminary election was one of the topics WBZ-TV political analyst Jon Keller covered Sunday.
Mayor Menino is urging Boston’s City Council to veto an arbitrator’s award that would give Boston police officers a 25.4 percent pay increase over the next six years.
State Rep. Martin Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly have secured the two spots in the November election to succeed Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who is retiring after 20 years in office.
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.
There are just 28 days to go until Boston voters narrow the field of would-be successors to Mayor Tom Menino down to two.
While polls have shown voters agree it’s time for someone new to run the city, it’s far less clear that they want dramatic change from the way Mayor Tom Menino did it.
As expected, the race to replace Boston Mayor Tom Menino is getting even more crowded.