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District 8 city council race rehashes special election matchup

Incumbent Sharon Durkan is defending her seat representing District 8 on Boston's City Council against challenger Montez Haywood, who Durkan beat in July’s special election.

This Boston City Council candidate has more than $100,000 in his coffers. His campaign says he didn’t raise a single cent of it.

State ethics law is clear: Public employees cannot receive “directly or indirectly, any contribution or anything of value for any political purpose.”

In the Allston-Brighton city council race, a tale of two progressives

In the District 9 race, barrier-breaking incumbent Liz Breadon faces a challenge from another progressive, Jacob deBlecourt.

In Boston City Council’s at-large race, a pair of serious contenders vie for an open seat

Bridget Nee-Walsh and Henry Santana have had wildly disparate paths to Boston politics, but both are predicted to do well in this fall’s City Council at-large field.

In Boston City Council District 6, Wu endorses Weber

Tuesday’s announcement marks the fourth council endorsement Wu has made this election season.

With field set for November elections, familiar political battle lines take shape

Several general election matchups feature a candidate claiming the progressive lane, in many cases linked with Mayor Michelle Wu, versus an opponent seen as more moderate, some of whom have won the support of former mayor Martin J. Walsh.

YVONNE ABRAHAM

In Boston, incumbency loses some of its power

On Tuesday night, two incumbent city councilors — both beset by controversy — were knocked out of their races in the preliminary election, each of them bested by two challengers, who will now face each other in November.

In historic rebuke, embattled incumbent Councilors Ricardo Arroyo and Kendra Lara lose reelection bids

Arroyo and Lara, two of the most influential and outspoken progressive voices on the City Council, became the first incumbent councilors in at least four decades to be eliminated in the first round of voting.