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Politics

Collegiality fading in Boston’s mayoral race

As field narrowed down to 2, public appearances fewer and exchanges tense

Mayoral candidates seemed to have been everywhere in the days leading up to the preliminary election, campaigning around-the-clock and shaking hands endlessly at T stops, senior centers, and forums. And while they were competitive, they were collegial, even having a bit of fun together.

But in the days since, it is as if the number of public appearances has been reduced with the number of candidates, and the niceness factor has begun to fade.

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