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Martin Walsh tops candidate fund-raising in August

PAC plans to spend $175,200 on pair of TV ads for former union official

State Representative Martin J. Walsh dominated fund-raising in the Boston race for mayor in August, collecting $383,000 — the biggest monthly haul of any of the dozen candidates to date — as an outside group prepares to fund additional television ads on his behalf.

A political action committee called American Working Families is spending $175,200 for two television ads promoting Walsh, its chairman said on Friday. After weeks in which the rival mayoral campaigns sparred over whether they should discourage spending by outside interests — and Councilor John R. Connolly told an advocacy group he did not want $500,000 spent on his behalf — Walsh voiced no reservations about the outside boost.

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