New In The Phoenix -- Mayoral And Council Campaigning

In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a column with two parts, both about local Boston campaigning.

First, I note that mayoral candidates Michael Flaherty and Sam Yoon have exhibited some ambulance-chasing tendencies lately, and wonder whether Boston's tragedies might be the challengers' only opportunities to unseat the "Mayor for Life."

Then, I look at how the new 1500-signature requirement is affecting the at-large city council candidates, who have been out scrounging for John Hancocks the past three weeks -- and whether the new limit was an attempt to protect "Murphy for Life."

Check it out here: 

Campaign Trail of Tears

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