#1 Jason Carter Secures Democratic Nomination in Georgia (Jimmy's Grandson) by Eglman 07.03.2014 19:06


ATLANTA – Jason Carter, a grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, secured the Democratic nomination for governor in Georgia Friday when no other candidate qualified in the Democratic primary.

Mr. Carter, a 38-year-old state senator from the Atlanta area, announced his candidacy last fall.

Incumbent Republican Gov. Nathan Deal, 71 years old, is expected to win a May 20 primary. He has two challengers, John Barge, the state’s school superintendent, and David Pennington III, the mayor of Dalton, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office.

Mr. Carter faces a difficult road in Georgia, where all statewide offices are held by Republicans and the GOP dominates the legislature. Democrats controlled politics here for generations. But beginning in the 1990s, the GOP won race after race in the state. Many Democratic politicians, including Mr. Deal, then a congressman, switched their affiliation.

Mr. Carter was born in Atlanta, grew up in the Chicago area and attended Duke University. A lawyer in Atlanta, he did not hold elected office until he ran for state senate in 2010.


#2 RE: Jason Carter Secures Democratic Nomination in Georgia (Jimmy's Grandson) by Sanguine 07.03.2014 19:44

DeBlasio, 0bama, Moonbeam, Bush*, and now another Carter. Some of us never learn.

*The one who just won the primary in Texas.

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