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While power brokers plot, citizens feel left out of mayoral race

I had hoped that the mayoral election would be an opportunity to energize civic life in Boston. However, after reading “Political group could break barriers for Golar Richie” (Page A1, May 17), my hopes are greatly diminished.

Call me naïve, but as a woman and a minority voter, I am uncomfortable with powerful white men entrenched in the establishment deliberating and eventually “coalescing” around the candidacy of an African-American woman, even if one of these men is my representative, someone I deeply respect both as a politician and a friend.

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