Former President Jimmy Carter will not attend the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this month, according to his spokeswoman.
The 39th president did not go to the 2012 convention, but did record a video speech that was broadcast in prime time on the second night of the event. No word from his office on whether he will do that again.
The 91-year-old Nobel Peace laureate and founder of a nonprofit public policy center in Atlanta announced this spring that he no longer requires treatment for the deadly form of skin cancer, melanoma, that had spread to his brain.
Carter, who like all Democratic current and former presidents and vice presidents has superdelegate status in the party, will not be the only former Oval Office occupant to skip the political conventions this year.
Both George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, and George W. Bush, the 43rd president, have no plans of traveling to Cleveland next week. Both have said that they will not endorse Donald Trump for the Republican nomination.
At least one former president will be attending the confabs this year. Former President Bill Clinton will be in Philadelphia to stand by his wife, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.