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Walsh raising campaign money while building new administration

Martin J. Walsh is helping former rival Charlotte Golar Richie raise funds to pay off election-related debt. She has loaned her campaign $30,000 since Nov. 1.
Martin J. Walsh is helping former rival Charlotte Golar Richie raise funds to pay off election-related debt. She has loaned her campaign $30,000 since Nov. 1.Essdras M Suarez/Globe Staff

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Mayor-elect Martin J. Walsh’s fund-raising machine has continued to churn since his election this month, raising money for himself and a key member of his transition team even as they weigh decisions on city policies and hires.

Since Walsh won on Nov. 5, he has deposited at least $63,000 in his own campaign account from real estate developers, architects, and at least eight executives at construction firms. While the money is flowing in at a far slower pace than before the election, his victory appears to have opened new spigots: all but 27 of the 193 donors had never previously given to Walsh.

Walsh has also thrown his newfound prominence behind efforts by Charlotte Golar Richie, who finished third in the preliminary election, to liquidate a post-election debt she estimates at $50,000. Golar Richie, tapping into a host of new financial backers with several links to Walsh, has raised $15,000 since being named a co-chair of the new mayor’s transition team, a sort of shadow government in place until the inauguration in January.

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