Surrounded by volunteers and supporters, Lt. Gov. candidate Karyn Polito cheers along.
Representatives from the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department hand out badges to children sitting along the parade route.
Candidate for attorney general Maura Healey approaches supporters with excitement.
Supporters for the November 2014 Midterm Election march in the parade cheering and holding signs.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley greets residents with Boston Mayor Martin Walsh followed close behind.
A member of the parade stands at a halt along Bennington Street.
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley speaks with fellow participants before parade begins.
A member of the North End Mariachi Band takes his place in the parade line for the East Boston Columbus Day Parade.
Massachusetts leaders, including candidates for the 2014 Midterm Election, marched in the East Boston Columbus Day Parade to rally support and celebrate Italian heritage. The parade started just after the Suffolk Downs racetrack and continued into Maverick Square.