In this Jan. 8, 1979 photo, former California Gov. Edmund G. 'Pat' Brown and his wife, Bernice, smile after their son, Gov. Edmund G. 'Jerry' Brown Jr., was inaugurated to his second term in Sacramento, Calif. Jerry Brown has held the office twice – from 1975-83 and again starting in 2011. On Oct. 7, 2013, Brown became California's longest-serving governor, surpassing Earl Warren's 10-year tenure. Rich Pedroncelli/AP
Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush watches election returns while flanked by his father, former President George Bush, and brother, Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in Austin, Texas, Nov. 7, 2000. Eric Draper/AP
Liz Cheney, board member of Keep America Safe, walks off the stage with her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, after they addressed the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, Feb. 18, 2010. Liz Cheney has announced that she is running in 2014 for the Republican nomination for Wyoming's US Senate seat. Cliff Owen/AP
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo (l.) talks with son Andrew Cuomo at the younger Cuomo's swearing-in ceremony at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Jan. 1, 2011. Andrew Cuomo is New York's 56th governor. His father was the 52nd. Mike Groll/Reuters
Richard J. Daley (l.) and son Richard M. Daley share similar mannerisms during a political rally in Chicago, in this Oct. 30, 1974 photo. As mayors of Chicago, the two Daleys dominated Windy City politics for most of the past half-century in a dynasty that has, at times, turned the fifth floor of City Hall into the family business. AP
In this Aug. 23, 1963, photo, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D) of Massachusetts (c.) poses with his brothers, US Attorney General Robert Kennedy (l.) and President John Kennedy, at the White House in Washington. The Kennedy image, the 'mystique' that attracts tourists and historians alike, began before JFK's presidency and is in no danger of fading 50 years after the president's death. AP
Gov. Frank Murkowski (R) of Alaska congratulates his daughter, state Rep. Lisa Murkowski, after he appointed her to his US Senate seat, Dec. 20, 2002. Governor Murkowski resigned the Senate seat he held for more than two decades when he was sworn in as governor in Anchorage. Al Grillo/AP
Former President Jimmy Carter smiles as he is introduced by his grandson, Jason Carter, during a symposium on South Africa sponsored by the Peace Corps, Jan. 15, 1998, at Emory University in Atlanta. Jason Carter, a state senator and a Democrat, on Nov. 7, 2013, announced plans to run for governor of Georgia. Erik S. Lesser/AP
Michigan Gov. George Romney (R) and his son Mitt look out over the New York World's Fair grounds from the heliport after attending a breakfast at the Top of the Fair Restaurant, May 18, 1964. Long before Mitt Romney became the millionaire presidential candidate from Massachusetts, he was his father's son, who idolized the outspoken, no-nonsense, auto executive-turned-politician. AP
William Howard Taft (l.), 27th president of the US; Sen. Robert A. Taft (R) of Ohio, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination at a luncheon in Trenton, N.J., on May 21, 1945 (c.); and Ohio Gov. Robert Taft Jr. (r.) in 1999. AP
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd president of the US (l.), served in office from 1889-93. His grandfather William Henry Harrison (r.) served the shortest presidential term in American history – only 31 days before he died of pneumonia April 4, 1841. AP
John Adams (l.) was America's second president, and son John Quincy Adams (r.) was the sixth. AP
Running for Georgia governor, Jason Carter instantly has name recognition and the support of his grandfather’s political patrons. But the state is far different from when President Jimmy Carter held the governorship in the early 1970s.
President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, state Sen. Jason Carter, says he will challenge entrenched Republicans for Georgia’s governorship next year, setting into motion a daring attempt by Democrats to forge a coalition of big-city liberals and African-Americans to return the historically Democratic state to its political roots.