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Preliminary election looming, mayoral hopefuls make frenetic push for votes

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It was just after noon and already City Councilor Rob Consalvo was on his fifth campaign event and second ecclesiastical stop of the day.

He had just spoken to the congregation of the Church of God of Good Shepherd in Mattapan, where the pastor encouraged his flock to vote for Consalvo. Now, the candidate stood at the door as parishioners filed out, repeatedly making his pitch, sometimes detailed, sometimes distilled to four words:

“Please vote for me.”

From Mattapan to South Boston to Jamaica Plain, many of the twelve candidates running for mayor of Boston fanned out across the city Sunday, making their case to voters with nine days to go before polls open.

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