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Mayoral candidates court voters at Southern Heritage Classic

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Memphis, TN (WMC-TV) - It was crunch time in more ways than one during Saturday's 20th Annual Southern Heritage Classic.

While Jackson State and Tennessee State battled it out inside the Liberty Bowl, outside the stadium, several Memphis mayoral candidates campaigned at the classic.

At the tailgating party, campaign signs and stickers were displayed alongside signs and banners cheering on the Tennessee State and the Jackson State football teams.

Mayoral hopefuls served up food and cranked up the music with DJs and live local bands.

Voter George Walker attended parties hosted by candidates Charles Carpenter, Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery and Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton. Walker said Wharton's party was his favorite.

"He has a live band, there are a lot of people involved. He's reacting to the people," said Walker, sporting two campaign stickers.

He says mayoral candidate CharlesCarpenter also dished up some good eats.

"No it didn't change my mind," said Walker, who added that he plans to vote for Wharton. 

Other football fans said a candidate's ability to serve up good food could indicate how well they can serve the people, which means narrowing down the field could be even tougher.

"All the food is good, I can't decide which one is the best," said tailgater Shane Freeman.

By the end of the night, it was clear which football team came out on top: Tennessee State won 14-7.

But with just under a month until election day, the candidates and their fans will have to wait a little while longer for a decisive victory.

 

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