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The race for mayor

Martin Walsh, John Connolly surge into mayoral final

Match brings clash of styles

State Representative Martin J. Walsh and Councilor John R. Connolly emerged Tuesday atop a crowded field vying to become Boston’s next mayor, propelled by well-funded campaigns that outmuscled and outorganized the competition.

With all precincts counted, Walsh finished first in the preliminary election with 18.5 percent of the vote, and Connolly closely followed, at 17.2 percent. They beat 10 other candidates to advance to the Nov. 5 final election.

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