It rained on the parade today, but the two mayoral hopefuls didn’t seem to mind.
The weather turned from a light drizzle to a steady, heavy rain over the course of the hour 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.
Walsh, wearing a blue “Boston Strong” tie kept a quick, though less manic, rhythm as he greeted people escaping the rain on porches and huddled under store awnings.
“How are you guys?” he said, water dripping down his face. “How are you? Marty Walsh.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.