It rained on the parade Sunday, but the two mayoral hopefuls didn’t seem to mind.
The weather turned from a light drizzle to a steady, heavy rain as state Representative Martin J. Walsh and Councilor John R. Connolly marched in the 38th annual Roslindale Day Parade.
Despite the downpour, each of the men hoping to succeed Mayor Thomas M. Menino gripped and grinned their way along the route, a little more than four weeks before Boston chooses its next mayor.
“John Connolly, I’m running for mayor,” the councilor said again and again as he stuck out his palm. “I need you in November.”
Connolly, who grew up in Roslindale, kept a frenetic pace. Sporting a bright orange polo shirt soaked with rain, he shook hands, hugged, and high-fived his way across the route, almost constantly sprinting from one side of the street to the other.
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