Who Would You Vote For: Menino or Connolly?

At the very least, it’ll be interesting.

Boston City Councilor John Connolly threw his hat into the ring Tuesday and announced his candidacy for mayor. Connolly, a city councilor since 2007, has been raising money at an accelerated clip, according to the Globe. That money haul and speculative tweet made this the worst kept secret in the city.

Menino, on the other hand, is no shrinking violet, either. A prolonged illness late last year led to speculation that the longest-serving mayor in city history would step down at the end of this term. The Globe notes, however, that a return to health has led to whispers among the cognoscenti that Menino will run again. 

What do you think? Should Menino run again? Does Connolly have the political organization to beat as cagey a Boston politico as the mayor? And who would you vote for in this hypothetical match up? Tell us your thought in the comments below (Write-in candidate ideas are welcome)!

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