Both top candidates in the Masschusetts gubernatorial race descended upon Boston Gay Pride on Saturday to campaign for LGBT voters' support in the upcoming November election.
Gov. Deval Patrick, the state's Democratic incumbent, received the endorsement of gay rights group MassEquality, where his openly gay daughter, Katherine, previously interned, the Associated Press reports.
Patrick's Republican challenger, former Harvard Pilgrim Health Care CEO Charles Baker, also attended the festival, as did his running mate, openly gay state senator Richard Tisei.
An estimated 35,000 people were expected to attend the city's gay pride parade on Saturday.