The Globe reports today that outside money is driving the Boston Mayoral Race. http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/11/01/outside-groups-pay-canvassers-knock-doors-for-walsh-and-connolly/CQgNXV0MJyBw3sXILWt5DO/story.html The mysterious “One Boston” PAC whose sole visible representative is an interior decorator from Roslindale is spending hundreds of thousands on a late ad buy for Walsh. And Democrats for Education Reform is refusing to disclose its donors as it supports Connolly. We’ve come a long way from the people’s pledge of last year’s Senate race.
Of course these groups are exercising what the Supreme Court majority denominated as First Amendment rights. But it is anomalous that in a race between two progressives the controversy that Supreme Court ruling touched off is nowhere in evidence.
One thing that will not be mysterious is the outcome on Tuesday and how we got there.