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Nick Carter on Principles & Values

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Former Gillette Mayor Herb Carter's son announces for Senate

As he announced his candidacy for U.S. Senate this morning, local attorney Nick Carter said he had once at a young age asked his mother whether he could one day be president. "She looked down and said 'no, Nick, you can't.' But she didn't say I couldn't be a U.S. Senator."

With that, Carter, who changed his registration from Republican to Democrat about two years ago, launched a campaign that he hopes will end with him competing this fall for a Senate seat.

It is a four-year term now held by John Barrasso, who was appointed to fill the seat temporarily after the death last year of Sen. Craig Thomas.

The son of former Gillette Mayor Herb Carter and a longtime defense attorney who has participated in some of the area's biggest trials, Carter describes himself as a conservative Democrat. Carter, 44, has been in Wyoming for four decades.

Source: Peter Gartrell, Gillette News-Record Mar 7, 2008

Changed from GOP to Democrat; "the party left me"

Carter changed his registration from Republican to Democrat about two years ago, launched a campaign that he hopes will end with him competing this fall for a Senate seat. I guess that I don't feel like I left the Republican Party as much as the Republican Party left me, he said.
Source: Peter Gartrell, Gillette News-Record Mar 7, 2008

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