Jimmy Carter’s grandson says former president doing well

ATLANTA (AP) – Jimmy Carter’s grandson says the former president is doing well while being treated for cancer that spread to his brain.

Jason Carter, a former state senator who ran for Georgia governor in 2014, became chairman of The Carter Center board in November. He spoke to the Atlanta Press Club on Wednesday.

Carter joked that his 91-year-old grandfather hasn’t kept a pledge to cut back on work during treatment.

He also said The Carter Center will continue monitoring elections and fighting illnesses, including Guinea worm disease. Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter founded the human rights organization after leaving the White House.

The younger Carter says he’s in no rush to return to politics but may consider another run if the time is right for his family.

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