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Mayor Marty Walsh. Photo: Getty Images

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's recent political activity could signal his interest in running for the Corner Office in four years, a prominent Democrat consultant told WCVB-TV.

 

During its political roundtable that aired Sunday morning, WCVB noted Walsh endorsed Congressman Michael Capuano, has helped his former chief of staff Dan Koh in his congressional bid and recently appeared alongside City Councilor Josh Zakim, a candidate for secretary of state.

 

"This is more about 2022 than it is about 2018 and a possible governor's race by Marty Walsh, so he's supporting people who have supported him in the past, and this is going to help him build support outside of Boston if he ever makes a run in 2022," said Mary Anne Marsh, a principal at Dewey Square Group, calling Walsh a serious political operative.

 

Asked about Marsh's comments, Walsh's campaign said he is "focused on serving the people of Boston as Mayor."

 

A former state rep from Dorchester who was elected mayor in 2013 and re-elected last year, the Democrat has formed a close political friendship with Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who is running for re-election this year.

Walsh's recent appearance with Zakim was at an event where he signed an ordinance aimed at boosting voter registration.