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Boston mayoral race grew acrimonious in final weeks

Boston voters on Tuesday will pick their first new mayor in two decades, choosing between state Representative Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor John R. Connolly after a compressed campaign that grew increasingly acrimonious in its closing weeks.

Walsh and Connolly have dueled over whose supporters have fought more dirtily, and they have argued over shadowy telephone calls and negative fliers. The embittered tone has largely papered over the fact that the policy differences between the two are thin.

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