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Much work remains for Martin Walsh, John Connolly

The finalists in Boston’s mayoral race begin a final sprint, trying to win votes in precincts they lost

The diverse coalition that Mayor Thomas M. Menino stitched through Boston’s core to elect him to five terms folded on Tuesday, overwhelmed by power bases centered in outlying neighborhoods.

But now, with their first-choice candidates having fallen by the wayside, voters in those central precincts have a chance to play kingmakers, as both Martin J. Walsh and John R. Connolly will vie for their affections before the Nov. 5 final election.

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