Atlanta, Georgia (AP) --
Former President Jimmy Carter will help Democrats
in the Georgia Legislature line their campaign warchest with just
three weeks to go until the general election.
Carter will headline a fundraiser Tuesday night (Oct. 12) for the House
and Senate Democratic caucuses in Atlanta.
Democrats have seen their numbers shrink at the statehouse in
recent years after decades of rule. Republicans now control the
House and Senate as well as the governor's mansion.
Carter's grandson, Jason Carter, is a new member of the
Democratic ranks at the Capitol. Carter won a special election
earlier this year for a state Senate seat representing portions of
Atlanta and Decatur. The Democrat faces no opposition in the Nov. 2
general election. He's the first Carter to win office since Carter
left the White House in 1981.