Next month, Boston will be holding primary elections, but, not for the mayoral contest. That's because there's just one challenger looking to unseat three-term Mayor Thomas Menino - City Councilor Maura Hennigan. It's been 56 years since voters ousted an incumbent, when John Hynes beat James Michael Curley in 1949.
Back then, Hennigan was only a toddler. But she's been around Boston politics ever since, serving as an at-large city councilor for 24 years. Now, she's putting her career, and home, which she's mortgaged to come up with campaign money, on the line to run for mayor this November.
WBUR's Audie Cornish caught up with Hennigan on the campaign trail.
This program aired on August 8, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.