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Yvonne Abraham

Big Boston mayoral field has big downside

Greetings from the land of Be-Careful-What-You-Wish-For.

I longed for a big, fat, juicy field to succeed Mayor Tom Menino, departing after 20 years in office. Stunted by an opponent-crushing incumbent, open political ambition has been in pathetically short supply around here for way too long. So, when an army of candidates emerged to vie for Boston’s top job, I was thrilled. (Though not quite as thrilled as I would have been if there had been more than one woman among them. Seriously, people: 2013).

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