Her husband works for Walsh. Her political ally is challenging him. What’s a city councilor to do?

Boston-02/01/2017 Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley  chats before the city coucil meeting at Boston City Hall. John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe(metro)
Councilor Ayanna Pressley chatted before a City Council meeting last week. –John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe

So, what is Ayanna Pressley to do?

The race for mayor is just gearing up, and the two major contenders — Mayor Martin J. Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson — could benefit from Pressley’s broad political reach as the top vote-getter on the council.

Both men are associates and longtime allies of Pressley’s. And here is her predicament:

Jackson is a friend and key colleague of hers on the City Council.

And Walsh is her husband’s boss.

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