For John R. Connolly and Martin J. Walsh, the day was a whirlwind.
Both candidates spent long hours on Saturday — in the second-to-last weekend before the election — at forums, house parties, and major afternoon rallies. Walsh set out to appeal to women at a rally in a Boston church, while Connolly aimed for Latino voters during an appearance at a Mexican-Salvadoran restaurant in East Boston.
More than 100 people packed the Old South Church on Boylston Street around 2 p.m. for a “Women for Walsh” rally that featured more than half a dozen passionate speakers.
“People like Marty Walsh make sure that the things are in place to make sure that my past does not become my present,” said Carroletta Shaw-Boyd, who described herself as a recovering addict and survivor of domestic violence.
“If you want a mayor who is going to make things happen and going to make sure that your sister, your brother . . . does not have to suffer injustice, show up on Nov. 5 and vote for Marty Walsh!” she shouted from the stage at the front of the church.
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