Candidates swelled the ranks of the Carson Valley Days parade entrants this year, making up as much as a tenth of the line-up.
Election year parades are often that way, especially when the election happens to come before Election Day, like it does this year.
Candidates handed out pencils, pens, candy, fliers and a variety of other swag. Despite their numbers, they did a good job of not overwhelming the rest of the parade this year.
This primary was fought primarily in the mail and on the ground, with candidates going door-to-door, but we saw some television advertising.
It's not …