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Roy Cooper
Roy Cooper is committed to making North Carolina better. His work tracks down sex offenders, violent criminals and fraud. He's fighting for lower utility rates and to stop telemarketers. In the legislature, he reduced class sizes and raised teacher pay. Nationally he's known for righting the Duke Lacrosse case and stopping the TVA from pumping air pollution into NC.

Cooper has won every election he has ever entered and has been North Carolina’s Attorney General since 2001. In 2008 and 2012 he won more votes than anyone in state history.

Born and raised in Nash County, Roy attended public schools and worked summers on the farm. Sunday school teacher. Middle school tutor. Husband, father of three grown daughters.

Entries by Roy Cooper

Taking Back North Carolina

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 1:57 PM

It has been a painful year for the people of North Carolina and for our state's reputation. In just one year, the Tea Party controlling Raleigh has slashed education funding, made it harder to register and vote, cut unemployment benefits, attacked women's health, and much more. They're turning back decades...

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North Carolina: Threatening Fifty Years of Progress in Ten Months

(338) Comments | Posted October 15, 2013 | 10:12 AM

He was a soft-spoken man. And when he stepped to the microphone that January afternoon, no one in his audience could have foreseen how his words would galvanize a country, nor imagine their lasting meaning fifty years in the future.

It was January 18, 1963, and North Carolina Governor

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