Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s campaign fund-raising juggernaut rolled on last month, with hizzoner raising more than $323,000, far outdistancing the two already-announced mayoral candidates he would face in next year’s municipal election should he run.
Walsh’s campaign now has a whopping $6 million in cash on hand, according to records from the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance. Walsh has yet to announce whether he intends to run for a third term, although, Biden administration rumors notwithstanding, the Dorchester Democrat is expected to once again vie to be the city’s executive for another four years.
His campaign expenditures for November will do little to quell the speculation that he is running, as Walsh’s campaign spent more than $103,000.
Councilors Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu have already announced their mayoral runs. According to state records, Wu’s campaign raised more than $55,000 in November, spending $35,000. Wu’s campaign had more than $495,000 in cash on hand.
Campbell’s campaign, meanwhile, last month raised nearly $51,000 and spent about $28,000, and had $465,000 in cash on hand, according to state records.