Jimmy Carter to address Charlotte DNC by video

Former President Carter will address the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., by video.

The Democratic National Convention Committee announced Tuesday that Carter would address the convention by video on Sept. 4.

"A lifelong champion of human rights and investments in education and energy to spur economic development, President Carter will provide unique insight into President Obama’s ability to move our country forward and why we need his vision and leadership for a second term," Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the 2012 convention chairman, said in a statement.

In a statement, Carter said that he and his wife regretted not being able to attend the convention in person.

"Rosalynn and I regret that we will be unable to be at the Democratic convention this year in Charlotte. However, we remain steadfast in our support for President Obama and the progress he will make in the next four years," Carter said.

Aside from Carter, first lady Michelle Obama and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will address the convention on Sept. 4. Castro is the keynote speaker.

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