October 10, 2015
Las Vegas Democrat Jack Carter, son of former President Jimmy Carter, plans to make his bid for the U.S. Senate official on Feb. 6.
His mother, former first lady Rosalynn Carter, plans to join him
in Carson City for a campaign kickoff rally.
Jack Carter, 58, has been on a "listening tour" of the state
gauging his support in a race against U.S. Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev,
since October. It will be Carter's first run for office.
Ensign enjoys a healthy lead in early polls on the race and has
amassed a $2.1 million campaign fund. The first-term senator has
said he's prepared to raise as much as $10 million if the race
Carter is the only Democrat in the Senate race so far, although
Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman has discussed the possibility of a
Senate bid with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid.
Carter, 58, operates an investment consulting firm in Las Vegas
with his wife, Elizabeth.
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