Monday, September 11, 2006

Senate Candidate Jack Carter Hospitalized and Jimmy Saves the Day

US Senate candidate from Nevada, Jack Carter was hospitalized for complications with colitis. But never fear, President and Mrs. Carter stepped in and continued campaigning for him as he recovers. Swing State Project blogs on this story.

Jack Carter, a former Georgia resident, is responding to medication and looks to recover according to media reports.

Meanwhile, President Carter, and grandson, Jason (thought to be a possible future candidate for office) campaigned mostly in Spanish to a Fiestas Patrias crowd in Las Vegas.

Jack is running against the Republican incumbent, John Ensign. He easily won his Democratic primary. And after trailing badly in both the polls and cash early on, Jack's made some serious gains in this race. His parents have played a big part in his success. But Jack himself has been winning over Nevadans who previously viewed him as a carpetbagger.

The Georgia Carters have been active in their son's campaign. Earlier this summer, they were reunited with former Vice President Walter Mondale at a Jack Carter fundraiser at the home of Michigan's superstar Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

I wish Jack a speedy recovery and good luck against Ensign.

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Me too!