Keller @ Large: Winners & Losers In Boston Mayor’s Race

September 25, 2013 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: Winners & Losers In Boston Mayor’s Race
BOSTON (CBS) – You want hidden winners and losers from Tuesday night’s Boston mayoral preliminary?

" You got ‘em.

Let’s start with the bad news.

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The Boston Teachers Union and its anti-reform jihad against non-union charter schools was a big loser, with both of the mayoral finalists being staunch charter school supporters. Marty Walsh’s position didn’t seem to cost him many labor votes; I bet a considerable number of Boston teachers, in the privacy of the booth, voted for John Connolly.

Another hidden loser: identity politics.

Perhaps we’ll discover that Rob Consalvo got most of the Italian vote and Charlotte Golar Richie ran well with women. But they were also-rans because ethnic and gender-based voting, while not entirely gone, just isn’t as monolithic as it used to be "

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