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Mayoral race could reshape Boston City Council

With at least eight City Council members considering a mayoral run in Boston, a slew of possible candidates are beginning to line up for what could be the best chance in years to join the 13-member body.

Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s announcement last week that he would not seek reelection after 20 years created a political vacuum, sucking a number of city councilors into mayoral speculation and, in turn, sparking a second level of competition for their seats.

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