The Boston mayor threw his support at Democratic U.S. Senate nominee, while Markey responded to Gomez' 'pond scum' comment.
See if any are running for mayor or the open District 8 city council seat.
Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for submitting nomination signatures to be a candidate on the ballot.
Livingstone touts support of Walz, Demakis; Dawson wins support of Cambridge City Councilor Leland Cheung.
Competition is fierce to replace longtime serving city councilor Mike Ross for the District 8 seat.
There is a primary election for Back Bay and Beacon Hill Tuesday, May 28.
The outgoing Boston leader cautioned residents not to focus too much on the negative as the mayoral race heats up.
The crowded field includes contenders also seeking the mayor's chair.
As candidates continue to pull papers for the mayor race, some early contenders find themselves jockeying for position against their neighbors.
The two will face off on June 25 in the U.S. Senate special election.
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