Responding to the news that a national group will dump half a million dollars into the coffers of one of his opponents, City Councilor Rob Consalvo repeated his earlier calls for the dozen mayoral candidates to take a “Boston Pledge” to swear off outside money.
“We have an opportunity to send the strongest message possible to say that...Boston is not for sale,” Consalvo said in a press call on Tuesday morning.
Consalvo has previously called for the candidates to take the “Boston Pledge,” — a vow to turn down money from special interest groups from outside Boston, similar to the People’s Pledge taken by Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown during their 2012 senate race.
Often, special interest groups spend money directly on advertisements and canvassing rather than donating money to campaigns, which would be subject to contribution limits.
Under the proposed “Boston Pledge,” candidates would be required to make a contribution to the One Fund matching any money spent by an outside group on behalf of their campaign.
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