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Son of Ex-President Jimmy Carter Seeks Nevada Senate Seat
The Associated Press via TBO.com ^ | February 6, 2006 | Kathleen Hennessey

Posted on 02/06/2006 4:55:11 PM PST by new yorker 77

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- Democrat Jack Carter, the son of the former president, kicked off his U.S. Senate campaign Monday by calling for a return to "our American values."

Carter, a 58-year-old investment consultant in Las Vegas, is challenging incumbent Republican Sen. John Ensign in his first bid for elected office.

"The singular difference between the junior senator and me is he works for the Bush administration and I want to work for Nevada," Carter said at a union hall outside Las Vegas, accompanied by his parents, former President Carter and first lady Rosalynn Carter.

"Common sense, honesty, integrity and a desire for good government. These are our American values," he said.

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The former president did not address the crowd and told reporters his son "doesn't need any help from me." But, he added, he planned to help raise money for the campaign.

Ensign, who is seeking a second term, has a healthy lead in early polls and fundraising. He has raised $3.7 million in the election cycle to date. In 2000, he spent $4.8 million to beat Democrat Ed Bernstein. A spokesman said the senator would not comment directly on Carter's announcement.

Since October, Carter has raised $241,600, lent himself $25,000 and reported $223,600 cash on-hand at the end of the year.

Carter is the only Democrat in the race so far, although Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has considered running.

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Carter worked for a short time as an attorney in Georgia before becoming an investment consultant. He also served in the Navy in Vietnam but was discharged in 1970 after admitting using drugs. Carter said he's not concerned that the administrative discharge will affect his election chances.

"I am who I am. I like who I am," he said.

Carter was in his late 20s when his father won the presidency in 1976. He campaigned for his father but did not live in the White House.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 109th; 2006; jackcarter; johnensign
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1 posted on 02/06/2006 4:55:12 PM PST by new yorker 77
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To: All
Ensign will CRUSH this nitwit.


2 posted on 02/06/2006 4:56:55 PM PST by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: new yorker 77

3 posted on 02/06/2006 4:58:09 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: new yorker 77

gross!! He needs to either whiten his teeth or stop smiling! LOL!!


4 posted on 02/06/2006 4:59:17 PM PST by penelopesire
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To: new yorker 77; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; zbigreddogz; JohnnyZ; Galactic Overlord-In-Chief; ..

If Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman makes the race, look for Carter to drop out. Democrats will make Carter "an offer he can't refuse."


5 posted on 02/06/2006 4:59:49 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (John Paul Stevens for retirement)
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To: new yorker 77

Ensign will CRUSH this nitwit.

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Let's hope so.
Looks like his traitorous father. I wonder if he hates the USA as much.


6 posted on 02/06/2006 5:00:05 PM PST by Bigg Red (Do not trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: new yorker 77

There is just no way he can be as stupid as his dad. Rosilyn diluted some of that stupidity, surely. He is as urgly though.


7 posted on 02/06/2006 5:00:33 PM PST by right right
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Goodman would rather become Governor rather than Senator. Just my gut talkin (or maybe that burrito I had for lunch).


8 posted on 02/06/2006 5:00:47 PM PST by HitmanLV (Listen to my demos for Savage Nation contest: http://www.geocities.com/mr_vinnie_vegas/index.html)
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To: new yorker 77

Like a flashback of a trip to hell.

9 posted on 02/06/2006 5:02:12 PM PST by carlr
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To: new yorker 77

Watch him get attacked by a RABBIT.


10 posted on 02/06/2006 5:02:37 PM PST by gaijin
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To: new yorker 77

The most disturbing thing is that Jimmy Carters son is 58 years old lol. Gosh that makes me feel old. I dont remember him very much. I wonder what amy is up too


11 posted on 02/06/2006 5:07:21 PM PST by bayourant
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To: penelopesire
He needs to either whiten his teeth or stop smiling!

Why? They match his hair color.

12 posted on 02/06/2006 5:07:30 PM PST by Tall_Texan (The Democrat Party - emboldened by Hamas to combine terrorism with politics.)
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To: right right

Oh,he can be every bit as stupid.Remember genetics is only part of the equation,look at the father who raised him-a double handicap.And don't forget uncle Billie's efect on the kid.


13 posted on 02/06/2006 5:08:24 PM PST by Farmer Dean (Every time a toilet flushes,another liberal gets his brains.)
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To: bayourant
I wonder what amy is up too

Hopefully, she's up to her elbows in children but being a good liberal my guess is she is a barren man-hating femininst.

14 posted on 02/06/2006 5:09:20 PM PST by Tall_Texan (The Democrat Party - emboldened by Hamas to combine terrorism with politics.)
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To: steveo
Yowza! I hate to admit that I'm probably one of the few Freepers who remembers the original Jack Carter.

I remember him from when I was a kid, then saw him on 3rd Rock from the Sun. He was hilarious with Harry.

15 posted on 02/06/2006 5:10:37 PM PST by Inspectorette
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To: new yorker 77

Well, at least we know Roslyn was faithful. {{shudder}}


16 posted on 02/06/2006 5:11:57 PM PST by Millee (I've got FRiends in low places..)
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To: new yorker 77

Please, not another Carter nut.


17 posted on 02/06/2006 5:12:21 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: new yorker 77
My gosh, schucks, and golly-gee. If there ever was a poster child about the dangers of cloning, it was this Presidential off-spring. In fact, he's a walking admonition against the dangers of reproducing, period.

What are the poll numbers in NV that this idiot will have "Senator" before his name?

Wasn't he the son who was so overwhelmed that girls liked him once his dad was Prez that he messed around and left his wife? Is this another case of "Mr. Ego" overestimating his desirability and striking again?

18 posted on 02/06/2006 5:12:45 PM PST by MHT
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To: carlr
I guess he can depend upon mom and sister to help him campaign....


19 posted on 02/06/2006 5:16:10 PM PST by deport
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To: Logical me

I'm scared. Someone hold my hand.


20 posted on 02/06/2006 5:16:55 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: new yorker 77

Ah, I can just see it now: Americans held hostage for 444 days by the people of Monte Carlo, who have a bone to pick over which is the more popular gambling...ahem...Mecca.


21 posted on 02/06/2006 5:17:35 PM PST by Wombat101 (Islam: Turning everything it touches to Shi'ite since 632 AD...)
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To: Wombat101

His father was a disaster as a president. Now Carter has shown himself to be a self-centered, egotisical megalomaniac. He doesn't even have the curtesy to keep his mouth shut while another man is in the very office he once held. None of his predecessors rendered one word of criticism while Carter was office. I fear the same stupidity will come from his son. All the Carters live for is the limelight through pursuit of public office.


22 posted on 02/06/2006 5:24:17 PM PST by outofhere2
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To: new yorker 77

If Billy, I mean Jack Carter is as good of a senator as his dad was a president - then he'll be the worst senator in my lifetime.

One Carter is enough.


23 posted on 02/06/2006 5:27:30 PM PST by Dan from Michigan ("What does a guy have to do to get fired around here?" - Darryl Rogers, former Lions Coach)
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To: Tall_Texan

ewwww...they do!


24 posted on 02/06/2006 5:27:51 PM PST by penelopesire
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To: Inspectorette

I remember him from 60ish television. Recall him as a funny guy...


25 posted on 02/06/2006 5:28:14 PM PST by steveo (No Anchovies? You've got the wrong man, I spell my name steveo...)
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To: new yorker 77
"The singular difference between the junior senator and me is he works for the Bush administration and I want to work for Nevada,"

Combined with his name,this is all I need to know about "Jack".There can be no doubt that "Jack",like his old man, is prepared to "oppose *any* friend,and support *any* foe".

More proof that liberalism *is* a mental disorder.

26 posted on 02/06/2006 5:29:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative
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To: new yorker 77
"He also served in the Navy in Vietnam but was discharged in 1970 after admitting using drugs."

Saw on Hume's show tonight that he was running, and I couldn't remember anything about him. Now I understand.....the press focused on the "innocent" Amy.

27 posted on 02/06/2006 5:30:01 PM PST by A Citizen Reporter
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To: deport

Look at Amy and Chelsea ... and then compare them to the Bush twins. Proof that Republicans come from a better gene pool!


28 posted on 02/06/2006 5:30:02 PM PST by hillary's_fat_a**
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To: new yorker 77

A peanut off the old block.


29 posted on 02/06/2006 5:31:06 PM PST by TheLion
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To: right right

I do not think that his dad was stupid. I think that he knew full and still knows what he is doing. I believe that he has as his goal the destruction of the United States and is doing everything in his power to accomplish this.


30 posted on 02/06/2006 5:33:05 PM PST by sport
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To: new yorker 77

Dear Lord, the chicken-heart spawned!


31 posted on 02/06/2006 5:33:19 PM PST by madison10
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To: new yorker 77

Aaaagh! Would anyone want that representing them in the US Senate?


32 posted on 02/06/2006 5:33:35 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: new yorker 77
"I am who I am. I like who I am," he said.

Popeye Carter?

33 posted on 02/06/2006 5:34:22 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Tall_Texan
Hopefully, she's up to her elbows in children but being a good liberal my guess is she is a barren man-hating femininst.

Today, Amy Carter (she kept her name) lives a quiet life in Atlanta with her husband and seven-month-old son, Hugo James Wentzel. She declines to be interviewed. She is a board member at the Carter Center, the human rights and diplomacy center established by her father.

Source: http://csmonitor.com/cgi-bin/durableRedirect.pl?/durable/2000/02/17/p19s3.htm

34 posted on 02/06/2006 5:37:36 PM PST by Rummyfan
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To: Millee

"Well, at least we know Roslyn was faithful. {{shudder}}"

Like Hillary?


35 posted on 02/06/2006 5:43:09 PM PST by lawdude (2006 Republican bumper sticker : Vote Republican: We are NOT democrats!)
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To: new yorker 77
Heard Jimmy on the news tell the press, "Just don't underestimate him".

Didn't he say that about Billy when he sent him to Libya to use his considerable negotiating powers to get the hostages released in Iran?

Another feather in the Carter family cap.

36 posted on 02/06/2006 5:44:12 PM PST by fat city ("The nation that controls magnetism controls the world.")
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To: sport
I do not think that his dad was stupid. I think that he knew full and still knows what he is doing. I believe that he has as his goal the destruction of the United States and is doing everything in his power to accomplish this.

The Master of Malaise.

37 posted on 02/06/2006 5:48:58 PM PST by Starboard (Liberal superiorists hate the system that allows average people to make more money than they do.)
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To: A Citizen Reporter
Amy had a nose like a vacuum cleaner, report from a class mate from Brown, why do rats have such ugly daughters?
38 posted on 02/06/2006 6:11:37 PM PST by Little Bill (A 37%'r, a Red Spot on a Blue State, rats are evil.)
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To: Millee
"...Well, at least we know Roslyn was faithful.."

Is that the part when Jummy Carter sinned in his mind???
39 posted on 02/06/2006 6:12:38 PM PST by forYourChildrenVote4Bush (Democrats need to shower)
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To: new yorker 77; All
Maybe he can run on his dads accomplishments,the hostage crisis,14% interest rates,the gas lines!

ahh yes,those were good times.

40 posted on 02/06/2006 6:46:47 PM PST by mdittmar (May God watch over those who serve,and have served, to keep us free.)
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To: new yorker 77; Clintonfatigued; JohnnyZ; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Clemenza
That's not Jack Carter --- that's Cindy Sheehan, she just got a haircut !
41 posted on 02/06/2006 8:42:28 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: YaYa123

Seen this?


42 posted on 02/07/2006 1:44:14 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: new yorker 77

Jimmy Carter Library & Museum
Oral History with Jack Carter
DATE:
June 25, 2003
SPEAKERS: Interviewee – Jack Carter


JACK CARTER: And anyway, when I got to Idaho Falls, one of the things
that the Navy did in the interest of maintaining the moral purity of its people was,
they had a drug bust. And nobody actually caught me, some people had said
that I had actually smoked marijuana with them. And when they came to ask me
if that were true, I said that it was. Because it was. And also, threw in that I had
had a couple of LSD tablets and some THC, just to make sure that if I was going
to get – if I was on the borderline, to make sure I got out. And by the time they
got all that processed, it was good enough. So they were busting me out of the
Navy in a fairly mellow manner, about the time Dad was getting elected Governor
of the state of Georgia [laughing]. But everybody just assumed at once that I got
out because Dad was in there, and it never got to be a question.


http://72.14.207.104/search?q=cache:qDKjoP2psR0J:www.jimmycarterlibrary.org/library/oralhistory/clohproject/jackcarter.pdf+jack+carter+%22oral+history%22&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1&client=firefox-a


43 posted on 02/07/2006 2:01:11 AM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: leadpenny

LOL that Jimmy Carter's son chose not to run for office in Georgia.


44 posted on 02/07/2006 2:05:47 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: new yorker 77

"Bring it on! I took yer father..."

45 posted on 02/07/2006 2:16:38 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: new yorker 77

Poor guy, he even favors his daddy!


46 posted on 02/07/2006 2:22:47 AM PST by VOYAGER
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"Poor guy, he even favors his daddy!"

He and Harry! What a pair.


47 posted on 02/08/2006 9:00:18 AM PST by wmileo
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To: Rummyfan
Today, Amy Carter (she kept her name) lives a quiet life in Atlanta with her husband and seven-month-old son, Hugo James Wentzel.

Hugo? That's an unusual name to give to an American kid. Bet she named him after her daddy's compadre, Hugo Chavez.

48 posted on 02/08/2006 9:25:54 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: new yorker 77
Isn't there a "One Carter per Millennium" clause in the Constitution???

Well, there should be...
49 posted on 02/08/2006 9:27:31 AM PST by LIConFem (A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupi.)
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To: RedWhiteBlue

"Hugo? That's an unusual name to give to an American kid. Bet she named him after her daddy's compadre, Hugo Chavez."

It was that or Yassah!


50 posted on 02/08/2006 9:56:18 AM PST by wmileo
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