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Friends say another campaign would have hurt Menino’s health

Former state Senate president Robert Travaglini, who served on the Boston City Council with Mayor Menino, said he had lunch with Menino and a small group in East Boston two weeks ago, and saw a man still struggling to recover from a serious illness.

“You could see that the energy and the full recovery just wasn’t happening at the pace that was necessary for him to undertake a campaign,” Travaglini said in a telephone interview as he discussed Menino’s decision not to seek reelection.

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