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07 August 2012

Jimmy Carter to Skip Democratic National Convention, Address Delegates by Video

When Georgia Democrats gather in Charlotte next month, for their party's national convention, they'll be missing a prominent member of their delegation.

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced Tuesday that former President Jimmy Carter would not be attending the 2012 Democratic Convention, but would still address the delegates assembled by video.

"Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic Convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years," President Carter said.

Convention organizers say Carter's video to the delegates will be aired September 4th, in prime time.

Jimmy Carter is the second Georgia "super" delegate to announce he won't be attending the Democrats' quadrennial nominating convention. 12th district Congressman John Barrow said in June he would not be at the 2012 DNC because "he is planning a number of events throughout [the] district during that time."