You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe


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.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week