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Opinion

Lawrence Harmon

Business leaders not bullish on mayoral race

The slew of Boston city councilors and state legislators who are positioning themselves for a possible mayoral race next year know each other’s every move. What they don’t know — and what they openly fear — is the emergence of what some are calling a “Bloomberg candidate.’’

The reference is to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg whose combination of fiscal conservatism and urban liberalism — along with $74 million in campaign funds from his own deep pockets — launched him into City Hall in 2001.

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