Daniel F. Conley shot pool and listened to blues music at a country club fund-raiser in Mashpee. Martin J. Walsh ran an ad on Cape Cod radio, targeting voters prowling Route 6 in search of clam rolls and soft serve. Charlotte Golar Richie mingled with African-American donors at a historic home in Oak Bluffs, on Martha’s Vineyard.
The timing of the Boston mayoral race – slicing though the summer – has prompted many of the candidates to flee the city and head down to the Cape and Islands in search of wealthy patrons and vacationing voters.
Bostonians who thought they could avoid the hurly burly of the political season by escaping to the beach have instead found themselves dodging invitations to fund-raisers and hearing pleas for support on the airwaves. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.