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Politics

The challengers

All not lost as mayoral losers ponder next step

Political observers say some hopefuls raised their profile

Now what?

Ten of the 12 candidates who aspired to be the next mayor of Boston are now wondering what to dream next. Instead of planning the final sprint to the Nov. 5 election, they are deciding which top vote-getter to back — State Representative Martin J. Walsh or Councilor John R. Connolly.

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