Can Floon win more black votes?
At yesterday's deputy-mayor press conference/rally, Michael Flaherty never introduced the guy standing right up there with him and Sam Yoon: Former state Senator Bill Owens, who had endorsed Yoon in August. But is the presence of the man defeated by Dianne Wilkerson in 1992 enough to increase Flaherty's vote getting in black neighborhoods?
Chris Lovett writes it could be the deciding factor in Flaherty's bid for mayor, because Yoon peaked in areas with traditionally low turnout in general city elections, such as Jamaica Plain, Back Bay and Allston/Brighton. Lovett talks to former city councilor Larry DiCara about turnout, especially in minority areas where Menino did particularly well.