Earlier today, the news broke that the notorious Wall Street-funded corporate Stand on Children had selected John R. Connolly as their favorite for mayor and planned to give him $500,000-700,000.

But it must have played badly in Boston, because Connolly announced that he would reject their campaign contribution.

Surely there are enough successful hedge fund managers in Boston to pay for their guy’s campaign without seeking funding from out of state.

Let’s keep an eye on this and see what candidates actually say, as opposed to ads saying that they love little children and are devoted to improving education.

We have heard that song before.