October 29, 2013
7 days to Nov. 5. The media consortium’s debate is the only item on State Rep. Marty Walsh’s public schedule for today. City Councillor At-Large John Connolly has three items, including the debate, a meet-and-greet with seniors and state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, and a neighborhood party in Roxbury.
THAT CONNOLLY FUNDRAISING STORY: A Globe story that goes behind the scenes of a Connolly campaign finance committee meeting had political observers scratching their heads yesterday, since there wasn't much good news for Connolly in there. Takeaways: The Connolly lead is gone and the Walsh camp has a massive get-out-the-vote organization. In short, with a week left in the race, Connolly is the underdog.
WALSH AD STARTED AIRING LAST NIGHT: An ad featuring three of the former rivals that endorsed him -- Felix Arroyo, John Barros and Charlotte Golar Richie -- aired last night. It's on YouTube here.
TONIGHT'S DEBATE: A few questions as the third and final debate before the general election looms. Will Walsh finally be able to deliver a good answer on The Union Question? Will Connolly keep up his aggressive stance from last week?
THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:
State Rep. Marty Walsh
7:00 p.m. Boston Media Consortium Mayoral Debate (WHDH Studios, 7 Bullfinch Place)
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly
Meet and Greet with Seniors and Rep. Aaron Michlewitz
Nazarro Center, 30 North Bennet Street, Boston, MA
Third Televised Debate
Hosted by the Boston Media Consortium
Roxbury Neighborhood Party
Merengue Restaurant, 160 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA
ODDS & ENDS: The two mayoral candidates sit down with Boston magazine for its November issue and answer the question, "Would you rather fight one Menino-sized duck or 100 duck-sized Meninos?".....WGBH has a new political blog, "The Scrum".....Boston magazine's David Bernstein on what will be on your TV until Election Day: "Note: if you watch the Ellen Degeneres show regularly for the next week you're gonna get real sick of #bosmayor ads."