Is the 2010 Senate race on yet?
"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.