Governors Can Jimmy Carter's grandson lead Democrats back to power in Georgia? (+video)

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.

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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.