Jimmy Carter speaks to the congregation at Maranatha Baptist Church before teaching Sunday school in his hometown of Plains, Georgia. Photo: Paul Hennessy/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Former President Jimmy Carter, six administrations later, is re-emerging from political obscurity at age 94 to win over his fellow Democrats once again, AP's Bill Barrow writes.

Why it matters: It's quite a turnabout for a man who largely receded from party politics after his presidency, often without being missed by his party's leaders in Washington, where he was an outsider even as a White House resident.

  • Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar have all ventured to Plains, Georgia, to meet with Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, who is 91.
  • Booker and Buttigieg also attended the Sunday School class Carter teaches.

Fun fact: Carter voted for Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Georgia's 2016 presidential primary.

  • Buttigieg said he and Carter "talked about being viewed as coming out of nowhere."

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