Archive - November 10, 2013

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RPCV Writer Jason Carter (South Africa 1997-99)Running for Governor of Georgia
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Paul Clements (Gambia 1985-87) Announces Candidacy For U.S. Congress

RPCV Writer Jason Carter (South Africa 1997-99)Running for Governor of Georgia

RPCV Jason Carter (South Africa 1997-99) the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter has decided to run for governor of Georgia. President Carter says Georgia faces serious challenges and would “greatly benefit from a smart and fresh leader focused on improving our schools, creating opportunities for a more prosperous middle class and restoring a sense of trust and transparency back to state government.” Carter’s decision shakes up the 2014 race. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal already faces two primary opponents and now will deal with the prospect of a Carter campaign that will likely be well-financed. Jason’s great-grandmother, Lillian Carter (India 1967-69) published Away From Home: Letters to my Family, in 1977. Jason’s book on his tour in Lochiel, South Africa, where he taught, was published by National Geographic in 2003. It is entitled, Power Lines, and details the racial divides he experienced in South Africa while living near the Swaziland . . .

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Paul Clements (Gambia 1985-87) Announces Candidacy For U.S. Congress

Democrat Paul Clements attracts standing-room-only crowd at Kalamazoo rally writes the Kalamazoo Gazette Reporter Yvonne Zipp. KALAMAZOO, MI More than 50 people packed into the Kalamazoo County Democratic headquarters Saturday to hear Paul Clements formally announce his candidacy for the 2014 congressional race to a standing-room-only crowd. WMU professor Paul Clements, who is looking to unseat U.S. Rep. Fred Upton in 2014, speaks to a packed crowd at the Kalamazoo County Democratic headquarters Nov. 9. Clements, a Western Michigan University professor who is looking to unseat incumbent U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, was on his fourth stop of the day on an eight-city tour of Southwest Michigan. He began the day in Buchanan, with stops in Allegan, Benton Harbor, Cassopolis, South Haven, Three Rivers and Union Pier. Clements received a standing ovation when he entered the headquarters at 3254 S. Westnedge Ave. at 12:25 p.m. “I’m pretty happy as a professor . . .

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