PHOTOS: Kensington’s Labor Day parade


WASHINGTON — The annual Labor Day parade in Kensington, Maryland, was flooded with local politicians attempting to reach their constituents before the upcoming election.

Democrat Marc Elrich, Republican Robin Vicker and Independent Nancy Floreen are in a three-way contest for the position of Montgomery County executive.

Politicians tossed candy to the children in the crowd as they made their way along the parade route on the blazing hot holiday.

Fans were handed out at the Kensington Labor Day Parade to help bystanders combat the intense heat. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Fans were handed out at the Kensington Labor Day Parade to help bystanders combat the intense heat. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Independent Nancy Floreen, who is running for Montgomery County Executive, greets spectators at the Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Independent Nancy Floreen, who is running for Montgomery County Executive, greets spectators at the Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Republican Robin Ficker tells kids he’ll hand out ice cream instead of candy at Labor Day Parades if he’s elected as Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Republican Robin Ficker tells kids he’ll hand out ice cream instead of candy at Labor Day Parades if he’s elected as Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Marc Elrich supporters say expect a “silver tsunami” as he fights for Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Marc Elrich supporters say expect a “silver tsunami” as he fights for Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin races to greet voters in the blazing heat at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin races to greet voters in the blazing heat at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The GOP slate in Maryland brought out the party mascot for the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The GOP slate in Maryland brought out the party mascot for the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Local businesses join in the fun at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Local businesses join in the fun at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Governor Larry Hogan shook hands along the route in Kensington’s Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Gov. Larry Hogan shook hands along the route in Kensington’s Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Hogan supporters showed up to support their candidate in the Kensington Labor Day parade. Hogan won the support of the IAFF : the Labor Union that represents firefighters. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Hogan supporters showed up to support their candidate in the Kensington Labor Day parade. Hogan won the support of the IAFF : the Labor Union that represents firefighters. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and wife Katherine wave to the crowds—Leggett is serving his final term and the County Executive race is now a 3-way contest. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and wife Katherine wave to the crowds. Leggett is serving his final term as County Executive, and the race for his replacement is now a three-way contest. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno marches in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. He ran and lost in the Democratic primary — his then-rival Ben Jealous now has Madaleno’s support in the race for governor. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno marches in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. He ran and lost in the Democratic primary — his then-rival Ben Jealous now has Madaleno’s support in the race for governor. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The Montgomery Blair High School marching band plays in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The Montgomery Blair High School marching band plays in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The Gaithersburg High School marching band kicked off the parade in Kensington. (WTOP/Kate Ryan) (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
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Fans were handed out at the Kensington Labor Day Parade to help bystanders combat the intense heat. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Independent Nancy Floreen, who is running for Montgomery County Executive, greets spectators at the Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Republican Robin Ficker tells kids he’ll hand out ice cream instead of candy at Labor Day Parades if he’s elected as Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Marc Elrich supporters say expect a “silver tsunami” as he fights for Montgomery County Executive. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland Congressman Jamie Raskin races to greet voters in the blazing heat at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The GOP slate in Maryland brought out the party mascot for the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Local businesses join in the fun at the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Governor Larry Hogan shook hands along the route in Kensington’s Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Hogan supporters showed up to support their candidate in the Kensington Labor Day parade. Hogan won the support of the IAFF : the Labor Union that represents firefighters. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and wife Katherine wave to the crowds—Leggett is serving his final term and the County Executive race is now a 3-way contest. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
Maryland State Senator Rich Madaleno marches in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. He ran and lost in the Democratic primary — his then-rival Ben Jealous now has Madaleno’s support in the race for governor. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)
The Montgomery Blair High School marching band plays in the Kensington Labor Day Parade. (WTOP/Kate Ryan)


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