BOSTON (AP) — A Boston hotel has canceled a promotion in its bar offering drinks named after city mayoral candidates, one of whom is a recovering alcoholic.
The Loews Boston Hotel had planned to offer drinks named after mayoral candidates John R. Connolly and Martin J. Walsh but nixed the idea after a Boston Herald reporter asked questions about the promotion. Walsh has openly discussed his past troubles with alcohol during his campaign.
The Herald reports (http://bit.ly/19Oudnn ) that the hotel had planned to keep a tab on sales of the $8 drinks as an unofficial, pre-election indicator of who was winning the race. There were also going to be nonalcoholic versions of the drinks offered for $4.
The hotel released a statement acknowledging the insensitivity of the promotion.
Walsh's campaign declined to comment.
Information from: Boston Herald, http://www.bostonherald.com