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Politics

Does Boston need a CEO as mayor?

Business leaders have yet to join the mayoral race, though a few are giving it some thought

Boston’s first open race for mayor in a generation has yet to attract a candidate from the ranks of business, an executive in the mold of New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg who could tap a vast fortune to finance a bid for City Hall.

As in baseball, Boston plays a different game than New York when it comes to politics, a house-to-house shoe-leather contest that can make the Hub of the Universe seem like a small town. Mayoral candidates here can expect to spend muggy days in August pounding on the doors of triple-deckers, pitching their candidacy to any voter willing to listen.

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