For governor: Roy Cooper

Editorial Board
News & Observer

Roy Cooper decided to run for governor after watching Gov. Pat McCrory serve only four months. That was all it took for the state attorney general to see not only that he could win, but that he must win. McCrory’s lack of leadership, conviction and competence was evident that early. The years that followed have only made it more so.

Fortunately for North Carolina, Cooper offers an abundance of what McCrory lacks. He has served in the legislature and led the Department of Justice for 15 years. He stands by his principles and he knows how to get things done in state government.