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Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 8:11am

Carol and DuBose Porter Running For High Offices

Updated: 7 years ago.
Carol Porter announces her run for Lieutenant Governor at the state Capitol. (photo-Susanna Capelouto)

Georgia now has a couple running for the top two offices in the state. Carol Porter today became the first Democrat to run for Lieutenant Governor, while her husband DuBose hopes to become governor.

Carol Porter filled in for her husband at a few early gubernatorial debates. Then, two weeks ago, she started thinking of challenging Republican Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle.

"The status quo is not working," Porter says. "Georgia needs leadership in the Lieutenant Governor’s office that is passionate, that is informed, and most important, that is willing to put the voice of the people first. I will be that voice."

Porter says the Georgia Democratic Party needs to broaden its reach. Her husband DuBose stood by her side as she made her announcement inside the Capitol. He only had one comment.

"If you do want family values in Georgia, elect a Georgia family," he quipped.

This is the first time in Georgia history that a couple is seeking the top two state posts.