Mayoral candidates weigh in on St. Patrick’s Day breakfast flap

Candidates for Boston mayor have begun weighing on today’s Boston Globe story about the struggles facing the annual St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston, many of them in support of state Senator Linda Dorcena Forry. Here’s a look at what some have to say.

Felix G. Arroyo, via Twitter:

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“Count me as a +1 for @ldforry”

Dan Conley:

“The St. Patrick’s Day breakfast has always been hosted by the senator from the district. Linda won the seat, of course she should host the breakfast. This is backward looking politics. Politics, like life, is about addition. They ought to put this controversy behind them. The breakfast is about having fun and celebrating Irish heritage. You don’t need to be Irish to do either one.”

Charlotte Golar Richie, via Facebook:

“Wanted to let Representative Linda Dorcena Forry know that we support her and I look forward to joining her at her inaugural hosting of the 2014 St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast as mayor of Boston.”

Mike Ross:

“Linda Dorcena Forry is a passionate public servant with a contagious personality and a great sense of humor. As the sitting state senator representing South Boston, she’d do a great job hosting the breakfast and as mayor I’d be honored to speak at it with her as host. The comments in today’s Globe by Bill Linehan and Nick Collins harken back to an old, divided Boston. South Boston’s better than that, and Boston’s better than that.”

Bill Walczak:

“If I’m elected Mayor, I would support Sen. Linda Dorcena Forry as the MC of the St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. There is no legitimate reason why she shouldn’t be.

I would also work to convince the South Boston Allied Veteran’s Council, the organizers of the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, that in 2014 all people, including the LGBTQ community, should be welcome in the parade.”