WGBH reports some 57% of the money raised by our fair Hub's candidates for mayor come from outside the city limits - although much of that is from people who at least live in places where they could take the T or easily spot an "Entering Boston" sign on their morning commute.
John Barros, dead last in overall fundraising, promptly issued a press release that he has "the most donors who actually LIVE in Boston."
Well, make that dead last among the Big Six candidates. The city election department reports we have a couple of other candidates you may not have heard of yet: Robert Cappucci of East Boston and Richard Spagnuolo of the North End. The state Office of Campaign and Political Finance reports William Morgan of Mattapan registered a mayoral campaign with them (although he'll still need to get a whole mess of certified signatures into the election department by Tuesday).
OK, grizzled Boston political veterans might have heard of Cappucci, who, like his across-the-harbor counterparts Althea Garrison and Roy Owens, has been running for office for decades. And just like Garrison and Owens, he has actually held office: In 1987, he got elected to the School Committee - just in time to watch it get replaced with an appointed committee. He ran for mayor in 2017 on a pro-life, all-lives-matter, no-sanctuary-city platform.
Oh, and speaking of noted homophobe Roy Owens, turns out he is not running for mayor. Instead, the election department reports, he filed enough signatures to get on the ballot as an at-large council candidate, where he'll be battling with old frenemy Althea Garrison for a fifth-place finish. But, wait, people who just can't get enough of his rants about public-schools teaching kindergarteners about anal sex will also get to watch him lose in District 7, where he also filed enough signatures to run for the seat Kim Janey is giving up in the hopes of sticking around the mayor's office past Jan. 1.
Janey opposes the death penalty including for the convicted Marathon murderer.
Kelly Bates, an at-large council candidate from Hyde Park, issued a statement related to her involvement in that "re-evaluation counseling" system that was used to make BPS student leaders scream and cry and stuff.
CORRECTION: Last time around, we noted that both Jay Gonzalez and Tim Murray had endorsed at-large candidate Alex Gray and said neither lived in Boston. That's still true for Murray, but Gonzalez now lives in Jamaica Plain.