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Ex-President Carter in Carson City Monday to support son

CARSON CITY (AP) – When former President Jimmy Carter arrives in Nevada’s capital city on Monday, to back his son’s U.S. Senate bid, it will be the first time a sitting or former president has attended an event here in more than 70 years.

The former president and several other members of the family will appear at campaign events in both Las Vegas and Carson City for Jack Carter, who’s challenging John Ensign, the Republican incumbent seeking a second term in the Senate.

Presidents and former presidents have appeared at numerous events in Reno, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas over the years. Richard Nixon campaigned in Reno as did Lyndon Johnson during the 1960s.

Most recently, President George W. Bush made several appearances in Northern Nevada in 2000 and 2004, at private fundraisers in Glenbrook and Reno. Before that, then-President Bill Clinton attended the Lake Tahoe environmental forum in 1997.

State Archivist Guy Rocha said the most recent visit by a sitting or former president to Carson City was in April 1933 when Herbert Hoover toured the area en route to his home in California, after losing to Franklin Roosevelt.

The first presidential visit to Carson City was by former President Ulysses S. Grant in 1879. He was followed a year later by President Rutherford B. Hayes and, in 1903, by President Teddy Roosevelt.

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