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Why Georgia candidates hunker down in Athens on football Saturdays

Athens - The University of Georgia’s epic season has captured the hearts of football fans — and a new crop of political candidates hungry for their votes.

Like they do every football season, contenders are holding tailgates outside the state’s legendary stadium. But the undefeated Bulldogs and their No. 1 ranking — and the trove of potential supporters who pack the stands every Saturday — have drawn candidates to Athens like dogs to a fire hydrant.

Keep reading: Why Georgia candidates seeking voters see gridiron as a golden opportunity


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Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.