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For mayoral candidates, a full return to shoe-leather politics

For John R. Connolly, Saturday brought the opening of two field offices and a long slate of marches, parades, and galas. For Martin J. Walsh, the sunny day included a memorial run/walk, a ribbon-cutting at a Dorchester catering business, and a small meet-and-greet with voters in Jamaica Plain.

While both candidates have kept hectic schedules since becoming the Boston mayoral race’s two finalists, Saturday marked a first for the general election campaign: a full day of retail campaigning.

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