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Basic Black: Do Political Endorsements Matter?

October 25, 2013

This week on Basic Black, the Boston mayor's race is coming down to the wire.  Candidates John Connolly are Martin Walsh are making the case to communities of color throughout the city and each have secured endorsements from prominent African American and Latino leaders.  But are endorsements of any value beyond the photo op?  And will the candidates' pitches be strong enough at this point to move voters to the polls?

- Latoyia Edwards, anchor, NECN
- Phillip Martin, senior reporter, WGBH News
- Peniel Joseph, professor of history, Tufts University
- Akilah Johnson, reporter, The Boston Globe

(Photo: Meredith Nierman/WGBH)