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The race for mayor | Analysis

Next, Walsh and Connolly must broaden their bases

They will battle over the role of public employee unions. They’ll debate the city’s treatment at the hands of Beacon Hill. And each will tread delicately around the legacy of Mayor Thomas M. Menino, who remains popular but is not particularly fond of either of them.

Perhaps most fundamentally, Representative Martin J. Walsh of Dorchester and Councilor John R. Connolly of West Roxbury turn now to a general election that will force them to wrestle over the city’s geographic middle.

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