Jason Carter, the grandson of former president Jimmy Carter, will run for governor of Georgia next year.
The Democratic state senator from Atlanta told the AP he thinks the education system of Georgia is “on the brink” and that the economy isn’t working for the middle class.
The current governor of Georgia, Republican Nathan Deal, will be seeking re-election in the 2014 along two other primary opponents. It’s expected that Carter’s campaign will be well funded.
- President Obama on Monday declared a major disaster in South Carolina, where floods have killed at least 12 people and left tens of thousands stranded. ›
- California has become the fifth U.S. state to legalize physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. ›
- Russia is reportedly preparing to send ground troops to aid Syria's campaign against rebel forces. ›