OUTSIDE PACS AND UNIONS are funneling money into Boston at a rate that far outpaces anything seen nationally in other recent big-city mayoral races. The mayor’s contest is awash with semi-regulated campaign funds – money that doesn’t carry the fundraising limits and disclosure requirements political candidates have to comply with.
Super PACs and labor unions have upended Boston’s mayoral race, turning what was a relatively even spending contest between Rep. Marty Walsh and City Councilor John Connolly into a tremendously lopsided affair: An unprecedented amount of outside money has saturated Boston’s mayoral race, and more than $4 out of every $5 is lining up behind Walsh.
Boston, supposedly the Athens of America, has become nation’s dark money capital.
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