Roy Cooper continues to out-raise Gov. Pat McCrory

By Jim Morrill
The Charlotte Observer

Democrat Roy Cooper has continued to out-raise Republican Gov. Pat McCrory, pulling in money at what his campaign calls an historic pace.

Cooper, the attorney general, raised $5.1 million in the second quarter, his campaign announced Tuesday. McCrory raised $3.2 million.

That brings Cooper’s total to $12.7 million, more than any gubernatorial candidate has raised at a similar point, according to the campaign. McCrory has raised about $8.7 million.