RALEIGH – After launching his bid for reelection as Governor of North Carolina with an event in New York City, Governor Roy Cooper remains welcome to liberal cash from out of state, and the special interests that come with it. Donors like George Soros and family making maximum contributions to Cooper’s reelection.
From the Carolina Journal:
“Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper raised $605,649 — 7% of his 2019 campaign funds — from residents of New York and California, based on a Carolina Journal analysis of his campaign finance reports. But details about Cooper’s fundraising trips to those states are hard to come by.
Two trips to New York are at the heart of a lawsuit by Charlotte television station WBTV, filed Jan. 3 in Wake County. WBTV thinks Cooper is withholding public records showing how he traveled.
Incomplete or inaccurate reporting of campaign-related air travel got North Carolina’s past two Democratic governors in legal trouble. Mike Easley’s campaign committee was fined $100,000 and he later took a felony plea in state court for concealing a free flight that should have been paid by his campaign. Easley’s successor Bev Perdue’s campaign was fined $30,000 for failing to report flights. Several of her associates faced legal sanctions for their roles in campaign activities. […]”
Uh oh. So, knowing the pitfalls of sketchy travel funding arrangements, Cooper’s campaign is refusing to hand over the records? It’s hard not to conclude that those travel records indicate some sort of arrangement warranting worry in the Cooper campaign. This just adds to the regrettable fact that North Carolina’s leading Democrats frequently call on pools of liberal cash in liberal states, and then answer the Left’s call for policies more and more out of step with core principles.
The maxed out donations from Soros are a prime example. He and his son both contributed the maximum allowed for this primary election, and we’re guessing Roy will answer when George calls. Take one honest look at the social justice campaigns George Soros has been instrumental in fueling and then reflect on the biggest flash points in North Carolina politics (and culture) over the last decade, and especially lately. Who paid for the private plane Cooper may have flown to the Big Apple in maybe the least of our worries.
Still, the campaign season has kicked into full gear, and election day could come before Cooper releases those records — if he’s lucky. Though he has been able to remarkably temper the drag of his festering Atlantic Coast Pipeline scandal.
Meanwhile, his main 2020 challenger, current Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest, has been criss-crossing to towns within the Old North State. The Forest campaign’s barnstorming tour likely goes over better than Cooper’s impending Soros-funded commercials. They’ll need all the grassroots support they can get; Cooper’s War Chest is about three times the size of Forest’s at latest accounting.
Read more about Cooper cash from Soros and Co. here.