11/13/2013   In The News

Michael Goldman
Lowell Sun

First-person analysis from inside the winning mayoral campaign Mayor-elect Marty Walsh wasn't supposed to be the next mayor of Boston.

The wildly popular Tom Menino was supposed to run for an unprecedented sixth term and sweep to victory against Boston City Councilor-at-Large John Connolly, whom most observers had decided was in the race to set himself up to be the front-runner four years hence.

But when Menino suddenly bowed out for health reasons, the aforementioned Connolly was well-positioned to take advantage of having been in the race for mayor for months.

Not that anyone thought he'd run unopposed.