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Politics

Mayoral endorsements coveted, but impact unclear

Jimmie Adams was walking through Mattapan Square, saw the red and blue “Martin J. Walsh for Mayor” signs, and decided to go see who was down there.

His state senator, Linda Dorcena Forry, was enthusiastically endorsing her State House colleague’s candidacy for mayor. Adams stood off to the side, listening last week as Dorcena Forry and a round robin of speakers listed the reasons they viewed Walsh as more qualified to be mayor of Boston than his rival, Councilor at Large John R. Connolly.

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