All Those Dollars and No Sense in Boston Mayoral Coverage

Go figure the way the local dailies cover the cash cache of the two Boston mayoral finalists.

Start with the Boston Globe’s Page One Metro piece.


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It’s what left that counts, though.

“Thumbnail figures provided by Walsh’s campaign show he collected $381,647 in September, leaving him with $181,115 cash on hand, down significantly from the $700,000 he had in the bank at the end of August . . . Connolly took in $163,419 in September, leaving him with $191,473, far less than the $589,000 he had in his account at the end of August, according to his campaign.”

So, pretty much neck-and-neck, even-steven, whatever you want to call it.

Except at the Boston Herald, which calls it very differently.

Walsh drubs Connolly in campaign cash haul

Boosted by new infusions of union cash to his campaign war chest, state Rep. Martin J. Walsh is drubbing City Councilor John R. Connolly in their head-to-head fundraising clash, hauling in a staggering $381,000 in September — more than double the dough raised by his West Roxbury rival, both camps told the Herald.TED_8061.jpg

Connolly and Walsh jockeyed for the top fundraising position throughout the preliminary race but last month was no contest as Connolly’s campaign reported raising just $163,000. Walsh beat that total in the first two weeks of September alone, when he raised $206,000, records show.


The piece focuses on “powerful unions — many of them out of state — [pouring] money into Walsh’s coffers.” Nowhere does it mention that Connolly now has more money on hand than Walsh does.

Doesn’t fit the Herald’s story line as well.



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