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The Boston Globe

Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

Edge to Connolly

Like two nervous novice boxers, Boston mayoral candidates John Connolly and Marty Walsh spent long rounds of Tuesday’s debate reluctant to engage with each other in a pointed or sharp way.

But when Connolly finally found his footing, he won the only memorable exchange of the evening — and with it the debate itself — by pointing out two recent instances where Walsh has put labor’s specific interests over the general interest of taxpayers.

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