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John Connolly campaign to get $500,000 push

Group backs candidate’s education views

An education advocacy group is poised to make the largest outside expenditure yet in the Boston mayor’s race, throwing upward of $500,000 behind City Councilor John R. Connolly’s campaign, potentially elevating Connolly’s profile by accentuating his stance on a calling-card policy issue.

Stand for Children, a national nonprofit, said it decided in early August to back Connolly. The group is planning what one adviser called “a full-frontal assault” on his behalf, replete with advertising on broadcast and cable TV, direct mail, a phone campaign, and door-knocking by more than 1,000 of the group’s supporters.

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