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At rally, Connolly emphasizes diverse base of support

Mayoral hopeful John R. Connolly and his supporters pushed back Monday against the notion that his opponent, Martin J. Walsh, is locking up support in Boston’s communities of color or that Walsh’s recent high-profile endorsements will necessarily translate to votes in November.

At a rally in Roxbury, a diverse group of more than 100 people, including African-American members of the clergy, a Somali-American mother of four Boston public school students, and community leaders spoke in favor of Connolly’s candidacy. Their overarching message: While Walsh may have the backing of many of Boston’s elected officials of color, many others are standing behind Connolly.

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