Jason Carter files to form Ga. governor committee – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

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Jason Carter files to form Ga. governor committee – Atlanta News, Weather, Traffic, and Sports | FOX 5

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ATLANTA (AP) – Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a state lawmaker from Atlanta, said Thursday that he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year, energizing Democrats coming off a 2010 election in which the GOP claimed every statewide office.

Carter’s decision resets the 2014 race as Republican Gov. Nathan Deal seeks re-election. Deal already faces two primary opponents and will now have to deal with a Carter campaign that is likely to grab national attention, be well-financed and criticize the governor’s ethics and leadership.

Carter said concerns about education and the economy were at the center of his decision to run.

“I’ve traveled around the state, and people believe our education system is on the brink. People believe the economy is not working for the middle class, and people want to see an honest government that works for everyone,” Carter said in an interview with The Associated Press. “As a state, we can’t wait four years to start getting those right.”

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