Wednesday, October 05, 2005

President Carter's Son Exploring Senate Run

"Carter described himself as 'a pragmatist.'

'I think the federal government does some things better than the private sector,' Carter said.

He said he is a social liberal with conservative Southern roots and a business background that taught him 'you pay for what you spend.'

Carter was born in 1947 in Portsmouth, Va., the eldest child of Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter. Raised in Georgia, he maintains a soft drawl and a close bond with his father, the 39th president, who served from 1977 to 1981.

'Yes, I talked to him about it,' Carter said of the Senate bid. 'He thinks I'd be good at it.'

Elizabeth Carter chimed in: 'So do I.'"

Son of former president to challenge Ensign in 2006:

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