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Campaign lessons from Barros, Wu, and Arroyo

Politics and the power of inclusion

We sat down with three candidates of color from Boston’s recent elections, John Barros and Felix G. Arroyo, who ran for mayor, and Michelle Wu, who ran for and won an at-large City Council seat, to hear what they learned from their campaigns — and what their hopes are for the city’s future under Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh.

What was the biggest challenge you faced as you campaigned earlier this year?

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