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Opinion

farah stockman

The money behind the messages in Boston mayor’s race

Money’s not everything in politics, but it can give us a glimpse into the health of a campaign and where a candidate’s financial support lies. Most importantly, it gives us a clue about who may walk into the next Boston mayor’s office feeling like the new mayor owes them.

Sift through the finances and the first pattern you will find is who has raised the most money. I hate to sound tribal. Boston is lucky to have great candidates from across the racial spectrum. But in descending order of money raised, the list looks like this: white guy, white guy, white guy, white guy, white guy, white guy, black woman, Latino man, black man, black man, black man, black man.

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