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Carter’s Grandson Running in Jewish District

Jason Carter has been praised by ADL

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President Carter in China last month. His grandson also has the political bug.(STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Carter, a.k.a. President Jimmy’s grandson, is looking to serve a significantly Jewish district in the Georgia Senate: a more interesting development than it otherwise would be given that his grandfather is an outspoken critic of Israel’s policies (one book of his is titled Palestine Peace Not Apartheid) and not a particularly popular figure in the American Jewish community. The district, which includes the Atlanta suburb of Decatur, is currently represented by David Adelman; but Adelman has been nominated (though not yet confirmed) to serve as Ambassador to Singapore. Attempting to head off any controversy, Carter the Younger told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “You and I both know that the Georgia Senate doesn’t set Middle East policy.” Very true. That said, Carter is also wisely publicizing a bit of praise he received as a lawyer for his “efforts to protect voting rights”—from the Anti-Defamation League.

The Return of the Carter Name to Georgia Politics [Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

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Carter’s Grandson Running in Jewish District

Jason Carter has been praised by ADL

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