First, ultra-liberal San Franciscans voted overwhelmingly in June to recall Chesa Boudin. Now deep-blue Boston, a city where Biden won 81% of the vote, has done the same.
Kevin Hayden was appointed by Republican Governor Baker to fill the vacant district attorney’s office. While a Democrat, Hayden moved against violent crime, especially unsolved shootings that he calls “drive cycles of violence.”
Progressives tapped Ricardo Arroyo to run against Hayden. Arroyo was endorsed by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on a platform that included a “do not charge” list of offenses, an end to mandatory minimum sentences, and the elimination of cash bail for nonviolent offenses.
Hayden won a clear eight-point victory proving that even in liberal Bean Town, residents want a return to old-fashioned crime fighting.