John McKinney, Minority Leader in the CT State Senate, was the only elected Republican official who spoke at the March For Change rally at the Capitol on Valentine's Day. McKinney veered off his prepared text when the crowd of 1000 began heckling him, shouting "Pass The Law".
It was McKinney who grossly exaggerated the size of the crowd. Media touted 5500. Actual estimates ranged from 1000 to 1500.