Him Again?

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 21, 2012

The roster of possible mayoral candidates in Boston is even longer.

And all eyes are on City Councilor John Connolly, who some think could announce his intent to run regardless of Menino's stated intentions. The image of the youthful, energetic Connolly campaigning against an immobilized, frail-looking Menino could change a lot of calculations — among potential voters, donors, other candidates, and even Menino himself.

Also distracting the local political chattering class is the growing expectation that Congressman Michael Capuano of Somerville will run for governor in 2014. That would mean an open race, in half of Boston, for his place in Washington. There is no end to the scroll of interested names for that race, including City Councilors Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley.

Or, of course, the rumor and speculation will pass, and the status quo will remain intact — as much as that might disappoint gossiping insiders.

It seems like everybody in town is gearing up to run for something.

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