An early morning announcement confirms Jason Carter is in to challenge Governor Deal. From Mr. Bluestein over at the AJC…
Democratic state Sen. Jason Carter will challenge Gov. Nathan Deal next year in a move that catapults the gubernatorial contest into the national spotlight and tests whether Georgia’s changing demographics can loosen the Republican Party’s 12-year grip on the state’s highest office.
Carter’s decision, which he announced Wednesday in an exclusive interview with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is another step along the trail forged by his famous grandfather Jimmy Carter, who was elected to the state Senate and then the Governor’s Mansion before winning the presidency.
Carter plans to focus on education, the economy, convincing voters that Democrats are worthy of a return to power and spelling the office name correctly.