Saturday, November 09, 2013

Jimmy Carter's grandson to run for Georgia governor

JG: After FDR, Jimmy Carter was the only honest President of the United States.

BY DAVID BEASLEY

Thu Nov 7, 2013 2:59pm EST

Jason Carter, who serves in the Georgia Senate, will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Governor Nathan Deal next year in a state that has not had a Democratic governor in 12 years.

Carter said his campaign would focus on ways to improve the state's education system, economy and ethics laws.

The lawyer and former Peace Corps volunteer said he had not discussed whether his grandfather would campaign for him, but thinks the former president's name recognition will help his chances at the polls.

"It will let people know the kind of family that I come from," he said. "Ultimately, they're going to have to judge me on my merits. But I certainly think it gives people a point of reference."

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