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  • November 03, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    You're seeing it here first -- Ayanna Pressley is releasing this video today as part of her final push toward Tuesday's city council election. (My thoughts on the state of the race are coming in a post later today. Also, I'll be talking about it on BNN's All About Boston tonight.)

    It's Pressley talking to the camera, mixed with violiny background music and images of her with various everyday-looking citizen types (mostly older folks, AKA likely voters) -- and one older photo with her mother, in which Pressley is lookin' pretty Chicago stylish if you ask me.

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  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Anonymous" asks via stealthy, identity-masking email:

    What's your take on the at-large race? Clearly, Connolly has the money and Arroyo appears to be strong in that department as well. Flaherty is finally in full campaign mode...who tops the ticket? Who's the one left out? And do you think topping the ticket is really that important for Connolly or any of the other mayoral hopefuls?

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  • July 01, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Bundling a few questions on the topic -- "Jim-C" asks:

    Predictions: Order of finish in Boston City Council At-Large race in November?

    "BeantownBill" asks:

    What impact will the 2011 Boston Elections have on the 2013 Mayor's Race? And when would you expect candidates to announce their intensions for Boston's Elections in 2013 including Mayor Menino?

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  • June 22, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Last night I was honored to moderate a Ward 5 Democrats forum for the candidates for the four at-large city council seats -- the first such forum of the year. Incumbents Felix Arroyo, John Connolly, and Stephen Murphy were there, joined by challengers William Dorcena, Michael Flaherty, and Sean Ryan. The only candidate not in attendance was incumbent Ayanna Pressley, who had to cancel to tend to her ill mother.

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  • May 08, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Local political reporters rejoice: what could have been the sleepiest election season in ages will instead be a fun-filled bloodbath. That's right, Michael Flaherty has just announced that he is running for Boston City Council at-large.

    I have been saying all year and longer that he was serious about it, but I was never really sure he would pull the trigger.

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  • March 21, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    Boston City Council President Stephen Murphy will support Ayanna Pressley in her bid for re-election this year, even -- or especially -- if Michael Flaherty runs for his seat back.

    Murphy and Pressley, two of the four incumbent at-large councilors, had a conversation over the weekend in which Murphy pledged his support.

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  • March 18, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    OK, back to the Ask Me Anything Day questions, after that little outburst. The great Tony Schinella of politizine asks:

    What are you thoughts on the upcoming Boston city council races? With it be yet another sleepy affair? With all that is going on with the budget, school cuts, will it be competitive? Will ward councilor like Mike Ross escape challenge once again? What, if anything, can be done to increase voter turnout and participation?

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  • January 21, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Jim C" asks:

    Will Michael Flaherty jump back in and run for Councilor at Large? If he does will he win? Who would lose assuming all incumbents run? Political implications?

    The conventional wisdom around town is that Flaherty -- former Boston City Councilor, and 2009 mayoral candidate -- is not going to run for his old seat back.

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