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Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu is running for mayor, Walsh says

Mayor Martin J. Walsh said Wu told him of her plans during a Sunday phone call.

Michelle Wu
Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu. Barry Chin/Globe Staff

City Councilor Michelle Wu told Mayor Martin J. Walsh that she is running for mayor next year, Walsh said Monday.

Walsh said Wu told him of her plans during a Sunday phone call. When asked about the conversation, Wu’s spokeswoman issued a statement that did not explicitly announce Wu’s candidacy, but took pains not to deny it.

“Councilor Wu believes that in this moment of hardship in our city, each one of us should be asking ourselves how we can make a difference in strengthening our communities and fighting for change that matches the scale and urgency of our current challenges,” said Wu spokeswoman Jessicah Pierre in a Monday statement.

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