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  •  Mayor Curley won re-election from a jail cell. (3+ / 0-)
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    NeverThere, Darth Jeff, pademocrat

    No one ever loses re-election for Mayor of Boston.

    If Raymond Flynn hadn't decided to become ambassador to the Vatican he'd still be mayor despite being a semi-functional alcoholic.  Kevin White would've served up until his death a year ago if agreeing to not run for re-election was not part of his plea agreement to avoid jail.

    Now there is one exception.  During Mayor Curley second he did manage to lose to acting Mayor, John Hynes.  Acting because John Hynes served as Mayor while Curley was in prison for mail fraud until Harry Truman commuted his sentence.

    But that race you can call the exception that proves the rule since you did essentially have two Mayors running.

    The lady was enchanted and said they ought to see. So they charged her with subversion and made her watch TV -Spirogyra

    by Taget on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 07:24:36 PM PDT

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    •  NOLA loves its incumbents too (1+ / 0-)
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      Taget

      Term limits keep anyone from becoming mayor for life but no incumbent has lost reelection since Longite Robert Maestri fell to deLesseps Story "Chep" Morrison in 1946.  

      23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

      by Jeff Singer on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:59:53 PM PDT

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