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Boston loves its incumbent mayors. Is that phenomenon all that unique?

Submitted by Arts & Sciences Web Team on October 20, 2020 - 2:30pm

A sitting Boston mayor was last unseated in 1949. How unusual is a seven-decade stretch of incumbency dominance? A Boston Globe review of 18 of the nation’s most populous municipalities found a mixed bag when it comes to the reelection success of sitting mayors. Margaret O’Mara, professor of history at the UW, is quoted.

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