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American Working Families, Virginia-based political organization, criticizes John R. Connolly on Twitter

A Virginia-based political organization with a history of paying for attack ads has begun using Twitter to criticize City Councilor John R. Connolly in Boston’s race for mayor.

The organization, American Working Families, has already spent almost $400,000 on television advertisements promoting Connolly’s opponent, state Representative Martin J. Walsh. The group is not legally required to disclose its donors until after the mayoral election, although records show it did receive $5,000 in September from a local union that has endorsed Walsh.

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