District 2 (South Boston, South End, downtown, Chinatown), incumbent City Councilor Bill Linehan is shocked almost beyond belief about a mailing from opponent Suzanne Lee, which includes a snippet from a column in which the Globe's Yvonne Abraham called him a dinosaur.
In a statement reminiscent of the time mayoral candidate Ray Flynn accused an opponent of calling him "a lizard," Linehan demands an apology, because he is not a dinosaur:
With just a few days to go in the race, my opponent has chosen to attack me instead of telling the voters what she will do to improve their future. The fact is that my opponent has no plan for the future of District 2. This attack ad is shameful and candidate Lee should apologize and focus on the issues instead of slinging mud. I have always treated my opponent with respect and will not sink to that level.
The progressive political machine behind Suzanne Lee is in a desperate situation right now and it has decided to take common decency off the table during the final days of the campaign.
Meanwhile, John Connolly is boasting of the endorsement by Charles Clemons, who came in way down in the pack of 12 people who ran for mayor in the preliminary eleciton in September:
I am honored to have the endorsement of Charles Clemons, a man who has done so much -- as a community leader, as a business owner, as a police officer, and as a candidate -- to make Boston a better place. I am especially proud of this endorsement because Charles is an independent voice who is not afraid to speak the truth.
Walsh has been endorsed by former candidates Charlotte Golar Richie, Felix Arroyo and John Barros.