Boston’s first open mayor’s race in decades is hurtling to a close. Polls show as many as nine candidates clustered within striking distance. It’s the campaign of a lifetime for a generation of politicians, some of whom have gone gray waiting for a shot.
Each day, the 11 active candidates crisscross the city scurrying to shake hands, knock on doors, greet T riders, serve coffee to seniors. Trying to woo a still largely impassive electorate. Squeezing in one more event. Looking for one more vote. This is their story, on one day, morning to night, less than a week before the election.