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Governor Charlie Baker stood for a portrait in his office of the State House.

An influential hype squad of prominent business leaders wants Baker to run for a third term

Many of the state’s power brokers would like four more years of Charlie Baker as Massachusetts governor — and they’re making their pitch both to the public and to Baker himself.

Michelle Wu.

Boston mayoral candidate Wu calls for converting school buses to electric power

Boston mayoral candidate and city councilor Michelle Wu said Sunday that fighting climate change would be a priority for her, calling for measures to convert the city’s school bus fleet to electric power.

Gina Sanders wanted to hear from the candidates about her congregation’s fight to get back in their Grove Hall church.

In Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, a tale of two neighborhoods

The failure of a Black candidate to advance to the final election was driven by a range of factors. But it is also a story of what transpired in two key Boston neighborhoods.

Michelle Wu, a city councilor at-large and candidate for Boston's mayor, announced a new endorsement Saturday.

Wu, Essaibi George continue their campaigns for Boston mayor Saturday

The two candidates in Boston’s hotly contested mayoral election continued campaigning Saturday, as City Councilor Michelle Wu announced the endorsement of state Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, while City Councilor Annissa Essaibi George spent part of the day promoting local business in the city.

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Councilors Annissa Essaibi George, left, and Michelle Wu.

These neighborhoods gave Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George their preliminary election wins

Detailed election data show Wu dominated in progressive areas, while Essaibi George won more conservative neighborhoods. The results could serve as a blueprint for both candidates to expand their support before the Nov. 2 general election.

Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George appear poised to duel in November Boston mayoral election.

This map shows where the mayoral candidates got their support

Where did City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George get the most support in Tuesday’s preliminary? And where did the three other major candidates who fell short get their votes? These dots tell the story.

President Joe Biden hosts a meeting with business leaders on the COVID-19 response, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House complex in Washington on Wednesday, Sept.15, 2021.  “It’s about saving lives — that’s what this is all about,” President Biden said of vaccine mandates at the meeting.

Watch live: President Biden delivers remarks on the economy

President Biden is set to deliver remarks on the economy and his plans to help middle-class Americans at 2 p.m. Thursday.

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Precinct-by-precinct results from the Boston mayoral preliminary election

How did each ward vote in the mayoral preliminary? This map shows precinct-by-precinct results.