the money leader right now : Mike Kelley campaigns in “Southie” with our mutual friend Marcella Sliney (center)
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Money for the five-way contest to choose a new Councillor for District 2 lines up like this as of March 1, 2017:
Michael Sean Kelley has 48,694.36, including big donations from several major Boston political and real estate names : John Affuso, Bob Beal, Harry Collings, Suzanne Iannella, Dennis Kanin, Henry Kara, Steve Kunian, Marc Savatsky, and Peter Welsh. The real estate community generally provided a very major percentage of Kelley’s money so far.
Ed Flynn has yet to file a new report. His last was from 2006, when he ran for this City Council seat in a race won by Bill Linehan.
Cory Dinopoulos reports 2,404.27, including a donation from former governor candidate Juliette Kayyem, who served on the Boston 2024 committee that Dinopoulos helped found. Cory had his campaign kickoff on March 2nd; we will soon see the money results thereof. It was very well attended.
Peter Lin-Marcus has formed a campaign committee but has yet to file a money report.
A fifth candidate, Frank Ulip, reports $ 25.00 as of March 1st.
— Mike Freedberg / Here and Sphere