With time winding down before Tuesday’s election, mayoral candidates John R. Connolly and Martin J. Walsh had one message for voters: Show up at the polls.
The two contenders in Boston’s first competitive mayoral race in three decades shrugged off questions about newly released polls and outside spending in the race as they both dashed across the city, from event to event. At senior centers, press conferences, and town hall meetings, they urged supporters to make it to the polls on Election Day.
“Don’t pay any attention to these polls,” Connolly implored the crowd that gathered in Roslindale Friday night for his campaign’s final rally. “This campaign is a jump ball.”
Connolly’s impassioned “closing argument” speech hit Walsh for accepting millions in outside spending on behalf of his campaign and urged supporters to dig in during the campaign’s final stretch.
“Just four more days. Give me everything you’ve got for four days and I’ll give you everything I’ve got for four years,” Connolly said.
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