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Connolly turns to donors of losing mayoral candidates

Raises $600,000 in first half of October to Walsh’s $210,000

Councilor John R. Connolly amassed his fund-raising haul in the opening weeks of the Boston mayoral general election by corralling donors of failed preliminary race candidates, obtaining support from some of Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s key allies, and seeking even more money from his reliable base of attorneys and developers, a Globe analysis of campaign financial records shows.

His strong showing during the first 15 days of October, when he raised more than $600,000, was seen as critical to help him compete with the outside labor spending that has buoyed the campaign of his opponent, state Representative Martin J. Walsh.

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