WBZ has the summary of the debate its Jon Keller moderated. More from NBC Boston.
Both candidates were a bit muddied in their answers at times. Essaibi George tore into Wu for supporting "rent control;" Wu said she supports "rent stabilization," but didn't explain the difference. Essaibi George said she would get things done her first day, not wait for studies, then said part of her answer to Mass and Cass would be to re-build the Long Island Bridge, which Wu noted could take years.
The two get a chance to sharpen things up on Oct. 19, when NBC Boston, NECN, the Dorchester Reporter and the Bay State Banner host a debate.
The debate came the same day a WBUR poll showed Wu holding a landslide-style lead over Annissa Essaibi George. Pundits say it's too early to declare the race over.
In District 6 (Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Mission Hill and a sliver of Roslindale), outgoing incumbent Matt O'Malley today blessed Mary Tamer of West Roxbury over Kendra Hicks of Jamaica Plain:
Mary has what it takes to get things done for our neighbors in Jamaica Plain, West Roxbury, Roslindale, and the Back of the Hill. As a former Boston School Committee member and as the President of the League of Women Voters of Boston, Mary has demonstrated the ability to bring people together and deliver results, always with a great level of thought, integrity, and compassion for others.