Rosalynn Carter at Lowndes County Courthouse 6PM Thu 9 Oct 2014

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter will speak in support of Jason Carter for Governor of Georgia at the Lowndes County Courthouse in Valdosta, Georgia, 6PM Thursday 9 October 2014.

The last time Jason Carter was in Valdosta, 1 July 2014, he was informed by a number of SpectraBusters about the Sabal Trail pipeline, its hazards, and its lack of benefits for Georgians.

The venue in July was a speech to the Lowndes County Democratic Party which opposes that pipeline, as do many organizations in Lowndes County, south Georgia, and elsewhere 300x225 Pipeline No with Jason Carter, in Jason Carter, by John S. Quarterman, 1 July 2014 (see for example Dr. Michael G. Noll, president of WACE, pictured with Jason Carter).

Others held No Pipeline signs and talked to other candidates. Pictured below are Danielle Jordan (then president of S.A.V.E. at VSU) and Glenn Ritchie talking to Daniel Blackman, candidate for Georgia Public Service Commissioner.

At that July meeting, I spoke directly with Jason Carter about the pipeline. He had not heard of it before that day. He quickly comprehended the issues. I have not had an opportunity to speak directly to Gov. Nathan Deal, and I do not know when he last came to Lowndes County, where I live.

300x225 Danielle, Glenn, and Daniel Blackman, in Jason Carter, by John S. Quarterman, 1 July 2014 Incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal’s campaign took $10,000 from Spectra Energy, which wants to build the Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline through south Georgia. Deal’s campaign also accepted contributions from three other pipeline companies, adding up to at least $21,300.

Jason Carter’s campaign accepted no dollars ($0) from any of those companies, according to the same Georgia campaign finance website that is the source of the amounts for the incumbent’s campaign. And as his campaign website says, State Senator Jason Carter “has twice received Environmental Leadership awards from Georgia Conservation Voters”.


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