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Politics

From the inside: How Martin Walsh came out on top

Both camps offer takes on when, why race shifted

Marty Walsh’s campaign had a problem, and it was Marty Walsh.

Walsh’s seasoned team of campaign strategists knew his strengths: affability, a salient personal narrative of redemption, a doomsday army of union members who would trounce any rival in the manpower game.

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