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Roy Cooper testing waters for 2016 governor's race

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper has been making calls to supporters testing the waters for a possible bid against Republican Gov. Pat McCrory in 2016, insiders say.

Cooper's calls are described as very preliminary, seeing if the support and money would be there for a possible run. Cooper is said to be angry at the direction of the Republican legislature and McCrory. He also recently sent out an email to supporters blasting the new voter ID law that McCrory has signed.

He also started a petition asking McCrory not to sign the voter ID bill.

Cooper's public criticisms of the voter ID bill drew a rebuke from McCrory, who told WRAL "the attorney general gave me his political opinion, not his legal opinion.'' The governor suggested Cooper might be in a conflict of interest.

Cooper responded by noting that his personal opinions have no bearing on his legal duties as attorney general.

Cooper, who was first elected attorney general in 2000, has been talked about for governor in the past, but he has always taken a pass.


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Cooper is a tax/spend liberal

As a State Senator, Roy Cooper voted for higher taxes and thicker regulations. His record simply doesn't support his rhetoric.

Roy Cooper is UNqualified !

sorry, but he fails to uphold the NC Constitution, therefore he is very much UNqualified to hold any other office.

We need him OUT from there ASAP. He is nothing but joke fodder for the NYTimes , etc...

riiiigggghhhhtttttt.....

No bearing at all....and your letters and emails have nothing to do with preparing for your run....all of you guys are full of it...Republican, Democrat, it does not matter....if you have to win a vote for your job...most of the time you lie.

A welcome choice

North Carolinians who are unhappy with the current policy makers and their favoring rich people while hurting the poor and the jobless should welcome a moderate Democrat with proven ability in public office.

Roy would be good

Other well known candidates that would attract statewide support would be Randy Voller and Rev. Barber.

Run Roy

Before the state is irrevocably destroyed.

Cooper=Easley

No thanks Mr. Cooper

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