This blog has been created to draft North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper to run for the U.S. Senate in 2010. If this idea has any support, I hope you'll respond on this blog, potentially giving General Cooper some encouragement to make this run.
So why Roy Cooper?
First off, Roy Cooper has been a successful Attorney General. In office, he has worked on protecting children, battling meth labs, and increasing DNA testing of crime scene evidence. He was widely praised for his handling of the Duke Lacrosse team rape controversy.
Second, he has proven 3 times that he can win a statewide race. The people of North Carolina responded to his success in office by re-electing him on Nov. 4, 2008 with more votes than any person on the statewide ballot.
Third, as a former member of the North Carolina General Assembly, Roy Cooper knows how to be an effective legislator. In the legislature, he wrote the state's child health insurance bill. During part of his tenure in the state Senate, Roy Cooper was Senate Majority Leader. He will be a leader in the United States Senate.
And I'm sure there are many more reasons. What do you think?
On the web: http://www.roycooper.com/index.asp (Cooper Campaign site); http://www.ncdoj.com/ (NC Department of Justice site)