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Coop: Will decide by spring

Roy CooperIs the 2010 Senate race on yet? 

Attorney General Roy Cooper said he hopes to make a decision on whether to challenge Republican Sen. Richard Burr some time this spring, Rob Christensen reports.

"I want to continue with public service to the people of North Carolina," Cooper said Tuesday morning after attending a meeting of the Council of State. "I'm going to determine the best way to do that. I'm going to decide that very soon."

He said many people have been talking about him about the race. He said he has heard from the Democratic Senate leadership, which is trying to recruit him.  He declined to say who specifically has talked to him about it.

The national Democrats see Cooper, a three-term attorney general, as their strongest candidate against Burr.

Burr is using the Senate recess this week to make numerous public appearances in the Triangle and in Eastern North Carolina.

Among other events, Burr will speak at the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce in Chapel Hill this evening, will attend a Veterans Administration Appeals Moot Court event at N.C. Central University in Durham Wednesday morning and will speak to the North Raleigh Rotary Club at lunch tommorow.

Then he is off to Oxford, Henderson, Tarboro, Rocky Mount and Wilson.


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Re: Coop: Will decide by spring

I guess if he ignores the Easley stuff then it is a non issue and he can then turn his blinders away from fulfilling his current job requirements and run for another public office........just like John Edwards. WOW!

Re: Coop: Will decide by spring

Forgetaboutit Coop. The voters want politcal resolve, not another spinelss politician who lacks the character to do what needs to be done.

You bamboozled the voters until 2012. How about honoring those voters who elected you? Complete your term or just go ask Easley for a job.

Re: Coop: Will decide by spring

Instead of spending time exploring whether to run for US Senate could he please do a little investigating of loaner cars for politicians?

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