November 3, 2013
2 days to Nov. 5. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly holds a rally with mothers -- "moms vs. the machine," per the campaign -- at the Trotter School this afternoon and then greets voters in Jamaica Plain with City Councillor Matt O'Malley. State Rep. Marty Walsh hits the Flour Bakery in the South End and then the B&G Annual Patriots Day Gala in Charlestown.
CONNOLLY PROMOTING GLOBE EDITORIAL ON PRO-WALSH MYSTERY GROUP: The Connolly camp is circulating a flier reprinting word-for-word yesterday's Globe editorial on a mystery group pushing Walsh's candidacy. The Walsh camp is claiming the flier is a negative campaign tactic that dropped last night. "When you combine this flier with the Connolly campaign's messaging of recent days - which is that Marty is allegedly 'buying this election' - yes, this is unquestionably a negative campaign tactic," Walsh press secretary Kate Norton said in a statement. "It is sad that as voters are about to go to the polls, the Connolly campaign felt the only way to keep itself viable in this election was to overtly and unfairly attack Marty Walsh. As they well know, the moment that Marty learned of the existence of One Boston, he steadfastly and repeatedly called on them to disclose their donors ahead of Election Day." Natasha Perez, a spokeswoman for the Connolly campaign, said, "We distributed a word for word copy of the Boston Globe editorial about special interests dumping mystery money into this race to buy the election. If the Walsh campaign has an issue with the editorial, they should talk to the Boston Globe."
ELIZABETH WARREN SWINGS BY WALSH CAMPAIGN OFFICE: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren dropped by a Walsh campaign office yesterday and posed for a picture with some volunteers. Afterwards, the Globe's Jim O'Sullivan tweeted yesterday: "Warren aide says her stop at Walsh campaign office -- three days before election -- does not equal endorsement. Like [a retweet], sort of."
THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:
State Rep. Marty Walsh
9:00 a.m. Rep. Walsh Attends Church
(Starting at Congregation Leon de Judah) (68 North Hampton St., Boston)
1:45 p.m. Flour Bakery Retail Stop (1595 Washington St., Boston)
2:30 p.m. Newtowne Community Room
Meet andGreet (89 Medford St., Boston)
3:30 p.m. B&G Annual Patriots Day Gala
(McGladrey Home, 80 City Sq., Charlestown)
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly
West Roxbury Friends of Rosie's Place
West Roxbury Pub, 1885 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA
Rally with Moms and Children
Trotter School, 135 Humboldt Avenue, Dorchester, MA
Meet and Greet in Back Bay
Event is at a private residence*
Greeting Voters in Beacon Hill
Greeting Voters in Jamaica Plain with City Councilor Matt O'Malley
Meeting at Campaign Office, 403 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Greeting Voters in West Roxbury.
ODDS & ENDS: Walsh with John Hodgman at the Wilbur Theater last night.....The Herald looks at the (Michelle) Wu Effect on the mayoral election.....The Globe's Yvonne Abraham asks the mayoral candidates about regrets.