Mayor Martin J. Walsh, who hasn’t yet said if he’s running for re-election next year, increased his campaign spending last month, including doling out more than $50,000 on consultants, new campaign finance data show.
He continues to have significantly more cash in the bank than City Councilors Andrea Campbell and Michelle Wu, who have already announced they are running for mayor in 2021.
In September, Walsh’s campaign spent more than $90,000, according to state records. That amount represents an increase in expenditures compared to recent months; the campaign spent more than $29,000 in August, and more than $33,000 in both June and July. May saw the campaign spend more than $530,000, but that figure included a half-million-dollar donation to the Boston Resiliency Fund, which was set up to help those most in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some political observers say Walsh’s September campaign finance spending could represent a ramp-up