The television air war is heating up in Boston’s wide-open race for mayor, as candidates jockey to distinguish themselves in the crowded field with just five weeks until the preliminary election.
One television advertisement features Councilor Rob Consalvo shooting baskets in a Celtics jersey before a crowd at a local park. Councilor at Large John R. Connolly released a 30-second spot Tuesday that praises his 2011 crusade in which he discovered expired food being served in school cafeterias.
Boston firefighters have been shopping for tens of thousands of dollars in air time to run commercials promoting the candidacy of state Representative Martin J. Walsh. Just wait till the mayor’s race hits the frantic final stretch after Labor Day. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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