Boston’s black community is divided over the best strategy for winning the mayor’s seat, with some leaders urging that the field of six candidates of color be whittled down before the preliminary election, and others staunchly opposing that effort.
Some supporters of Charlotte Golar Richie have taken flack for wanting to prune the field, going so far as holding a meeting this week to get the black community to consider coalescing behind one or two candidates. But on Thursday, the day after that meeting occurred, Golar Richie tried to vigorously distance herself from the gathering, saying she knew nothing about it.
“This had nothing to do with my campaign,” she said of the meeting that some have deemed a short-sighted and elitist approach to determining who has the best shot at being elected. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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