The Globe says that Linehan's victory yesterday shows the power of Southie, but I'd say, without having seen the precinct breakdown, that it really shows the power of Frank Chin. District 2's Chinatown precincts loved Susan Passoni two years ago -- 71/29 over Jim Kelly -- but were Linehan territory for the April prelim and, I assume, in yesterday's vote. That's Chin at work.
That doesn't take anything away from Linehan, who has done a lot of community-relations work in Chinatown and elsewhere. So, anyone for a November rematch?