Roy Cooper slams Pat McCrory’s ‘Carolina Comeback’

By Jim Morrill
News & Observer

Laying out his own jobs plan Wednesday, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper blasted Republican Gov. Pat McCrory’s “Carolina Comeback” as well as his support for House Bill 2.

The “Carolina Comeback,” a dramatic drop in unemployment along with the addition of nearly 300,000 jobs, is the centerpiece of McCrory’s re-election campaign. He has touted the nation’s “fastest-growing economy,” a claim backed by Politifact.

But at a news conference at Central Piedmont Community College, Cooper argued that while the economy has improved across the country, most North Carolinians haven’t seen the benefits.