Most area mayors side with Obama
President Obama is earning broad support from mayors north of Boston as the 2012 race for the White House moves into its final month. An informal Globe survey of the region’s 18 mayors found that 15 are supporting Obama, with none backing his Republican rival, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. But one Republican official said he wasn’t surprised by the findings, since most were Democrats like Obama. He and other Republicans said Romney would be better at getting the economy to generate jobs.