A very early preview of Boston’s 2025 mayoral race

The Dorchester Reporter’s Gin Dumcius recently reported on a strange political event slated for the Cape Cod home of George Regan, owner of a public relations company. The shindig in question was billed partly as a fundraiser for Boston City Council President Ed Flynn; partly as a birthday party for his father, former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn; and partly as the launch of a campaign called “Save Our City.”

The campaign was seemingly aimed, in part, at galvanizing opposition to Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s reelection in 2025. The elected officials scheduled to attend promptly distanced themselves from “Save Our City,” and Regan said no such campaign actually exists.

Still, the abortive launch raises some questions that had been simmering below the surface in Boston political circles without much public discussion. If Wu does, in fact, seek a second term in two years, will she run unopposed or face an opponent? And if she does get a challenge, will it come from the right or the left?

Adam Reilly is joined by Dumcius and Yawu Miller, the former senior editor of the Bay State Banner, for a very early look at how the 2025 campaign might unfold.

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