Election roundup: It's never too late for endorsements
With voting already underway, there were dueling endorsements from state reps today.
State Rep. Jon Santiago, who briefly ran for mayor before realizing he had no chance, was scheduled to endorse Kim Janey at Villa Victoria in his very own South End.
She is leading Boston through the pandemic - helping ensure that 70% of residents have gotten at least one shot while implementing bold measures to take on the Delta variant. She is delivering results to combat the housing crisis and doing so with empathy and resolve. And she is committed to a Boston that is both equitable and just.
But over in the North End, state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz - who had endorsed Santiago back in the day - threw his nod towards Michelle Wu, on his home turf in the North End, right in front of the Paul Revere statue:
Michelle deeply understands the issues facing our downtown neighborhoods, especially the need for affordable housing, livable communities and high quality city services for every Bostonian. It’s been a pleasure to partner with her on so many key issues, including to keep rental housing stock available in our neighborhoods. I know that with her experience and vision, she will make an strong partner in City Hall to get things done for the people of Boston.
The top five candidates remaining debate tonight at 7 p.m. on NBC Boston and Telemundo Boston.
The Dorchester Reporter provides an overview of the candidates running in District 7 (Roxbury) to replace Janey, as well as what they think of the job Janey has done as acting mayor.
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Good to know.
I endorse John Barros over Marty Walsh and John Connolly.
Also fun to see political ads on U-Hub
Lorraine Payne Wheeler getting hyper local.
“Advertising on UHub” probably isn’t a thing
Adam would need to speak to the details, but depending upon which ad brokers the site owner uses, the ads you see aren’t targeted at “uHub readers,” they’re targeted at you personally. When your browser requests a page, your browser supplies cookie information to a brokerage, which then conducts a 200 millisecond real-time auction, and the winner’s ad is shown to you. The ads I see on a page won’t necessarily be the same as the ads you see on the same page.
In this case, it's a local ad and it's fresh
You're right about most of the ads on UHub - I use a couple of ad networks for those, and they do all the split-second stuff to decide which ad to show. But every once in awhile, I do sell space to local advertisers, and in this case, yes, the Wheeler campaign decided to put ads up on UHub.
How many unique visitors do you typically get in a day anyways?
On a weekday
12,000 to 14,000. Drops off on weekends.