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Jason Carter, Jimmy Carter's Grandson, Wins Georgia Race For State Senate

Jason Carter

First Posted: 05/11/10 11:26 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 05:25 PM ET

ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter's eldest grandson has easily won a seat in the Georgia state Senate. It makes him the first Carter elected in Georgia politics since the 1970s.

Jason Carter ran in a special election Tuesday as a Democrat, the same party as his grandfather, for the vacant seat.

Unofficial returns show Carter defeating Democrat Tom Stubbs with 65 percent of the vote to 23 percent.

The 34-year-old Carter, who is a lawyer, was at an Atlanta-area restaurant with his grandmother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter and other relatives.

Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter stumped with their grandson on Saturday to rally voters to the polls.

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