NEW YORK CITY – If you’re a first term governor of a south eastern state, say, North Carolina, and you want to make a splash with your re-election launch where do you make the announcement? Some place that shows how much you’re connected to your constituents; a place that embodies the Old North State, its people, and its character; a place like New York City.
Sound a little off? We thought so too, but the Big Apple is exactly where Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper is choosing to launch his re-election campaign for 2020, according to multiple reports.
You know, the state that just passed a law removing nearly all restrictions for late-term abortions – legalizing abortion through birth – and further burnishing its title as the abortion capital of the nation. The city of Wall Street, not the Wright Brothers; Union Square instead of Union County.
Longleaf Politics’ Andrew Dunn secured a copy of the invitation for this 2020 campaign launch to be held in the Empire State on January 31, which is titled ‘Cocktails and Conversation with NC Gov. Roy Cooper.’
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How tone deaf does one have to be to kickoff a gubernatorial re-election campaign in a state that is not the one you govern? Especially in New York City, which is so far removed politically and geographically its remarkable.
According to Longleaf Politics, the invitation also features attacks against Dan Forest, who just announced his exploratory committee for the 2020 race for governor, for his unwavering support of House Bill 2.
Oh, the audacity Forest exhibits by supporting a common sense law that makes sure men stay out of girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms! And to think Forest also had the gall to announce his exploratory committee for governor in the state he actually wishes to lead!
All joking aside, perhaps Cooper’s re-election campaign is actually more at home in Gotham. After all, he has spent most of the last several years pandering to the Far Left and adopting the social justice, class warfare, Big Government positions that flourish in the Big Apple.
From that perspective Cooper’s politics pair quite well with New York City. They do not, however, complement the interests of North Carolina’s citizens, business owners, and taxpayers. Cooper’s New York City 2020 launch should be voters’ first sign that this governor does not represent the values of the First in Freedom state.