October 4, 2013
32 days to Nov. 5. Eleven days until the first televised debate between the two finalists.
THE DAY AHEAD: A list of happenings, as provided by the campaigns. Schedule entries are subject to change:
State Rep. Marty Walsh
8:15 a.m. Hispanic Heritage Breakfast (Revere Hotel , 200 Stuart St.)
11:45 a.m. Vertex Appreciation Luncheon (Vertex Corporate HQ, Seaport/Innovation District, 50 Northern Avenue)
12:45 p.m. BNN/Talk of the Neighborhoods taping (will air at a later date)
4:00 p.m. BPS Parents Meeting (9 Chestnut Sq., Jamaica Plain)
City Councillor At-Large John Connolly
El Mundo Hispanic Heritage Breakfast
Councilor Connolly will be speaking at 7:55 AM
Revere Hotel, 200 Stuart Street, Boston, MA
ODDS & ENDS: A supporter of former mayoral candidate Charlotte Golar Richie has been floating the idea of a write-in campaign. Golar Richie has said she plans to endorse one of the two finalists, and according to the Globe's Akilah Johnson, told her volunteers at a Wednesday night "Thank You" event that she wasn't interested in waging a sticker campaign.....A poll of insiders shows Rep. Walsh winning in November, according to Boston magazine's David Bernstein, who also obtains an internal Connolly poll showing the councilor leading by a wide margin.....Walsh, on WCVB's "On the Record," claimed an education reform group will be spending money -- $3 million -- on Connolly's behalf. Connolly, on the trail, says the number is being pulled out of "thin air".....Connolly released yesterday a plan focused on supporting women and minority-owned businesses.....The union that endorsed Felix Arroyo, SEIU 32BJ District 615, said yesterday it's endorsing Rep. Walsh.....A top gay rights activist endorsed Walsh, according to the Globe, while Connolly picked up the endorsement of the Rainbow Times.