Roy Cooper makes it official, sets tone for 2016 gubernatorial race

Saying that he was concerned about the path North Carolina was on, Attorney General Roy Cooper officially entered the race for governor Monday evening. Cooper signaled to a crowd of supporters at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount that education funding would be a central theme in his race to unseat Republican Governor Pat McCrory.

“Our commitment to an education system that lifts incomes and provides opportunities for everyone should be unwavering and unmatched,” said Cooper.

The state Republican Party almost immediately went on the attack, tweeting that Cooper’s announcement lacked energy and vision.

To hear an excerpt of Cooper’s announcement, click below.

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