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Challengers push for debates as mayor launches candidacy

Menino stops short of agreeing to face off

Mayor Thomas M. Menino mingled with Digitas office workers yesterday after announcing he will run for an unprecedented fifth term. Mayor Thomas M. Menino mingled with Digitas office workers yesterday after announcing he will run for an unprecedented fifth term. (Globe Staff Photo / Yoon S. Byun)
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / April 23, 2009

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Mayor Thomas M. Menino, formally launching his campaign for a fifth term, vowed yesterday to pursue a "new kind of urban mechanics." But his challengers quickly encountered an old obstacle: the mayor's reluctance to debate in person. (Full article: 948 words)

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