Mayoral candidates get down to their fighting weight, or below


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Bill Walczak is back to his high school weight. Marty Walsh and John Barros need to have their suits taken in. Dan Conley lost 10 pounds in a single month — and that’s without putting in time on the elliptical. Charles Yancey has gotten so much slimmer people are telling him he looks younger. John Connolly has lost so much that even though he’s regained about 5 pounds, he’s still 25 down. Charlotte Golar Richie, 5 pounds thinner than just a few months ago, is fighting to keep the pounds on.

Is this Boston’s mayoral race — or “The Biggest Loser?”

Several months into the city’s first open mayoral race in 20 years, most candidates have either lost weight or kept off pounds they shed in anticipation of running.

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