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Politicians, Business Leaders, Gather at Political Hobnob

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Updated: Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:06:46 EST

Amid thunderous speeches, one business representative hoped to get her ideas across with cupcakes Thursday, at the Robins Regional Chamber of Commerce 6th annual political Hobnob.

Kathryn Sabaka, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott in Warner Robins says she wants local officials to push for the development of a year-round sports complex. 

"Definitely help the economy, jobs, it brings millions of dollars in," Sabaka said.

Sabaka is one of roughly 250 business representatives and community members who came out to mingle with 42 candidates for local and state office at the hobnob.

State Senator Ross Tolleson (R) District 20, is a veteran of the hobnob. Although he's not up for re-election, he still comes out to bounce ideas off of other lawmakers.

"People have a good time, they're just hanging out and talking to each other and, you know, it's a great event," Tolleson said.

Tolleson says this year's hobnob is special. He wants voters to really get to know the people they are voting for.

"We can't afford to elect soundbites anymore, we need to elect people who want to be leaders in America," Tolleson said.

While Sabaka isn't allowed to endorse individual candidates, she too can still get to know them, and she can make sure they know what she wants.

"Looking forward to a great election and hoping to move forward," Sabaka said.

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