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Boston mayoral candidates Michelle Wu, Annissa Essaibi-George clash over rent control, policing in first debate

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Mayoral candidates Annissa-Essaibi-George and Michelle Wu clashed in their first head-to-head debate over a range of topics from rent control to policing.
Despite periodic prodding by WBZ moderator Jon Keller to jab at each other, both candidates for the most part stuck to their normal scripts, answering each question about a big issue of the city - be it housing affordability, Mass and Cass, the coronavirus pandemic - by stating how they believed it was indeed an important topic and then declaring that “urgency” and “action” were needed.
Neither busted out any wild new claims or...
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New poll shows Michelle Wu lead in Boston mayoral race

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A new poll in the Boston mayoral race brought good news for Michelle Wu, showing a sizable lead over Annissa Essaibi-George in the first survey since the preliminary election.
The poll from WBUR, MassINC and the Dorchester Reporter of 501 “likely” voters had Wu up with 57% support to Essaibi-George's 25% in a battle of the two at-large city councilors.
This comes just under three weeks out from the Nov. 2 general election.
Wu led the way in the Sept. 14 preliminary, drawing 33% of the vote, with Essaibi-George at 22% finishing second and advancing. Of those polled, 71% said they voted in...
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Poll: Wu has commanding lead in Boston mayoral race

Poll: Wu has commanding lead in Boston mayoral race

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The latest poll found Wu had a 32% lead over Essaibi George.
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