Jimmy Carter’s grandson to run for Georgia governorGeorgia state Sen. Jason Carter, a Democrat and the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter will challenge Republican Gov. Nathan Deal in next year’s gubernatorial election. This is huge because this will test the Republican Party’s 12 year grip on Georgia. But there’s more. If you aren’t familiar with the Carter family background aside from the former president, Jason Carter’s cousin, James Carter IV, was credited with discovering the Romney 47% footage.
CBS News reports:
Deal has been accused by current and former staffers of the state ethics commission of improperly interfering with the investigation of complaints against him, an issue to which Carter subtly nodded in his announcement.Jimmy Carter served as a Georgia state senator and governor before gaining the presidency so it’s in his family history, however, it will be quite a task to win the Red state of Georgia, although the demographics are changing in that state.
“We want a Georgia that’s at its best,” he said. “And Georgia at its best invests in education, it doesn’t cut billions out of the classrooms, it has an economy that works for the middle class and it always has an honest government.”
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