published Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Former President Jimmy Carter's grandson among those qualifying for Georgia primary

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    Georgia Sen. Jason Carter, D-Decatur, right, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, talks to Rebecca DeHart, executive director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, on Wednesday in Atlanta as he files paperwork to run as a Democratic candidate for governor. United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young is shown in the background.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

ATLANTA — Candidates continue to qualify for Georgia's May 20 primary, including state Sen. Jason Carter who is running for governor as a Democrat.

Qualifying continues through Friday for federal, state and local candidates. Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, was joined Wednesday by former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young as he filed his official paperwork.

Earlier, Gov. Nathan Deal qualified for the Republican primary as he seeks re-election this year. One of his GOP challengers, former Dalton Mayor David Pennington, has also qualified.

Meanwhile, U.S. Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston, along with former Secretary of State Karen Handel and former Dollar General CEO David Perdue have all qualified in the Republican primary for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat. Democrat Michelle Nunn is expected to file her paperwork later this week.

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