Boston mayoral contest makes history - POLITICO
BOSTON — After nearly 200 years of electing white men, Boston will finally elect a woman and a person of color as mayor.
City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi George are poised to face off in the city’s November general election, setting up a classic progressive vs. moderate clash in a contest that will test the limits of the Boston’s liberalism.
Both declared victory last night based on internal tallies, after some 7,000 unprocessed mail and drop-box ballots delayed nearly all of the city's results well past midnight.
"This is about a choice for our future,” Wu, a Sen. Elizabeth Warren-backed progressive who touts a Boston Green New Deal, told supporters Tuesday evening. “This is a choice about whether City Hall tackles our biggest challenges with bold solutions or …
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