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By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Dozens of candidates for local state and national office poured into Albany Saturday afternoon.

They spoke in front of people and other candidates to share their visions ahead of the July primary elections.

We spoke to a couple of gubernatorial candidates- David Poythress and DuBose Porter.They shared several goals to help boost our economy but the foundation beneath it all seems to be education.

"We do that by empowering teachers, not blaming teachers and by giving them the very best in professional development and classroom technology," said Poythress.

"Small class sizes and 100% parental involvement are key," said Porter. "In 11th and 12th Grade we need to partner with our technical and community colleges so we have more students who can graduate and graduate with a skill."

Porter says he will also focus on stronger reading and a higher graduation rate. Poythress says he will not accept a pay check until unemployment dips below seven percent.

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