Campbell, Janey feud over charter schools

In the lead up to the preliminary municipal elections, a political action committee supporting acting Mayor Kim Janey released an ad attacking City Councilor Andrea Campbell as they vie for spots in the general municipal election in November.

The ad, which was paid for by the Hospitality Workers’ Independent Expenditure PAC, targeted support Campbell has received from supporters of charter schools through the Better Boston Independent Expenditure PAC, a super PAC backing the city councilor in the mayoral race.

In the ad, a narrator says that Campbell’s campaign is supported by special interest groups that want to give money from Boston Public Schools to “other schools that discriminate against kids with special needs.”

In a press conference Sept. 7, Campbell called the claims misinformation and lies. At the conference, she called on Janey to distance herself from the hospitality workers’ PAC.

“I also believe in accountability and transparency and actually


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