Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor, took sides over the weekend in the suddenly wide open Boston mayoral contest, endorsing City Councilor At-Large Michelle Wu's campaign.
"Michelle has always been a fighter — as one of my students, as a Boston city councilor, and now as a candidate for Mayor," Warren said in a statement issued by Wu's campaign. "She is a tireless advocate for families and communities who feel unseen and unheard. Michelle is not just a woman full of good ideas and a passionate heart, she is a woman who gets out and does the work that needs to be done to make a difference in people's lives."
The endorsement came two days after news broke that Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was likely leaving office to serve as the U.S. labor secretary, but before the field has had a chance to take shape in the race.
Wu would bring "bold, progressive leadership" to the job, Warren said, "to tackle our biggest challenges, such as recovering from the pandemic, dismantling systemic racism, prioritizing housing justice, revitalizing our transportation infrastructure, and addressing the climate crisis."