2020 NC Governor Race

Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina has won his party’s primary and will face Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest in the November general election as he seeks a second term.

The two will face off for the state’s highest office later this year.

It’s a race that Forest has long been preparing for. Cooper enters that match up flush with cash and hoping his reelection could help Democrats take back one or both General Assembly chambers.

Source: WCNC

Roy Cooper

Current Position: Governor since 2017
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2020 Governor

Roy Cooper believes in the potential of our great state and its people. He knows that we can build a state and an economy that work for everyone. By investing in our public schools and giving students the tools they need to succeed, creating good jobs and raising incomes for the middle class, and strengthening our communities, North Carolinians can live and work in places they are proud to call home.

Source: Government page

Dan Forest

Current Position: Lt. Governor
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2020 Governor

In office, Dan has continually advocated for policies that drive economic growth, create jobs and spur innovation. He has become a leader in the school choice movement as a way to help children succeed regardless of their ZIP code.

Dan also spearheaded an initiative to connect every classroom in North Carolina with high-speed internet, and championed a bill to preserve free speech rights on public college campuses — the first bill of its kind in the United States.

Source: Campaign page

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