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With the season LSU football is having, it's a good time to be a Louisiana legislator.

According to The Advocate's Sam Karlin, two dozen Louisiana House members and 20 state Senate members -- some of whom will have left office by the time the College Football Playoff national championship game takes place at Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- took up an offer to buy face-value, end zone tickets for $600 a piece from the game’s host committee.

Meanwhile, 95 of 105 representatives and 38 of 39 senators opted for a similar offer from LSU to buy tickets to at least one of the postseason games, which include the SEC championship game, Peach Bowl and potentially the national championship, though they won’t pay for the championship game tickets unless the No. 1 seed LSU makes it.

It's an opportunity that awards politicians the ability to buy coveted postseason tickets before they hit the pricey secondary markets, where tickets in the same section as the seats offered by the host committee were going for upwards of $2,000 on StubHub as of Monday.

Below is a list of lawmakers who've scooped up some tickets thanks to the arrangement.

Lawmakers who purchased tickets through the national championship host committee:

Sen. Jack Donahue

Sen. Ronnie Johns

Sen. John Smith

Sen. Patrick "Page" Cortez

Sen. Gary Smith

Sen. Danny Martiny

Sen. Dale Erdey

Sen. Bodi White

Sen. Conrad Appel

Sen. Eric Lafleur

Sen. Jay Luneau

Sen. Ed Price

Sen. Ryan Gatti

Sen. Eddie Lambert

Sen. Sharon Hewitt

Sen. Dan Claitor

Sen. Barrow Peacock

Sen. Rick Ward, III

Sen. Michael Walsworth

Sen. Norby Chabert

Rep. Mark Abraham

Rep. Neil Abramson

Rep. Roy Daryl Adams

Rep. Larry Bagley

Rep. Thomas Carmody

Rep. Steve Carter

Rep. Patrick Connick

Rep. Jean-Paul Coussan

Rep. Cameron Henry

Rep. Stephanie Hilferty

Rep. Katrina Jackson

Rep. Ted James

Rep. Patrick Jefferson

Rep. Mike Johnson

Rep. Walt Leger

Rep. Tanner Magee

Rep. Jack McFarland

Rep. Wayne McMahen

Rep. Dustin Miller

Rep. Kevin Pearson

Rep. Alan Seabaugh

Rep. Polly Thomas

Rep. Chris Turner

Rep. Chris Leopold


Lawmakers who purchased tickets to the SEC championship game through LSU

Rep. Alan T. Seabaugh

Rep. Barbara Carpenter

Rep. Barry Ivey

Rep. Cameron Henry

Rep. Christopher J. Leopold

Rep. Christopher Turner

Rep. Denise Marcelle

Rep. Dorothy Sue Hill

Rep. Gregory A. Miller

Rep. Jerome "Dee" Richard

Rep. John A. Berthelot

Rep. John E. Guinn

Rep. Joseph A. Marino, III

Rep. Katrina R. Jackson

Rep. Kevin Pearson

Rep. Malinda White

Rep. Neil Abramson

Rep. Nicholas Muscarello, Jr.

Rep. Pat Moore

Rep. Patricia Haynes Smith

Rep. Patrick O. Jefferson

Rep. Polly Thomas

Rep. Roy Daryl Adams

Rep. Ryan Bourriaque

Rep. Sam Jenkins

Rep. Sam Jones

Rep. Steve Carter

Rep. Stuart Moss

Rep. Terry Landry

Rep. Walter Leger, III

Rep. Wayne McMahen

Sen. Beth Mizell

Sen. Bob Hensgens

Sen. Bodi White

Sen. Dan Morrish

Sen. Gary L. Smith Jr.

Sen. Jack Donahue

Sen. James Fannin

Sen. Jay Luneau

Sen. Karen R. Carter Peterson

Sen. Kenneth Eric LaFleur

Sen. Norby Chabert

Sen. Patrick "Page" Cortez

Sen. Regina Barrow

Sen. Robert Allain

Sen. Ronnie Johns

Sen. Ryan Gatti

Sen. Sharon Hewitt

Sen. Yvonne Dorsey-Colomb

Sen. Wesley T. Bishop

Editor's note: LSU told The Advocate that 95 of 105 representatives and 38 of 39 senators also signed up for at least one postseason ticket opportunity through the school.