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Yvonne Abraham

New breed of politicians hit Boston

Michelle Wu’s shoes have seen better days. But for this candidate — and the many others entering politics in this suddenly wide-open city — things are looking pretty great.

Holes in the soles forced Wu to retire her first pair of black pumps. Their now-forlorn replacements are headed the same way, heels shredded. She began her run for an at-large City Council seat back in December, when the odds were long. That was months before Mayor Tom Menino announced he wouldn’t seek another term. And before two at-large and two district councilors decided to vacate their seats to try to replace him.

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