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Mayoral hopefuls campaign at Columbus Day Parade

On Sunday, in the midst of the North End Columbus Day Parade, Boston City Councilor John R. Connolly’s head swiveled back and forth from one side of the route to the other. Scanning the crowd along State Street, the mayoral hopeful searched for a specific type of person.

“This is a tricky stretch: It’s all tourists,” he said walking down the middle of the street, the brassy sound of a nearby marching band in the air. “You got to find the Bostonians,” Connolly added, before quickly moving, hand extended, toward a group of women who were clearly supporters.

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