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Yvonne Abraham

Who is connecting the best in mayoral election?

John Connolly was wrapping up his stemwinder at Darryl’s Corner Bar and Kitchen on Tuesday night, high off a strong performance in his first debate against mayoral opponent Marty Walsh. His voice and heels rose, buoyed by the enthusiastic crowd of mostly young, mostly black supporters who had gathered at the South End bar to watch the debate and fete him afterward.

“At the end of the day, we’re all connected,” he said. “I want to be a mayor who works with you so that we have a city where my children are your children, and your children are my children.”

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