Attorney General Roy Cooper officially says he will run for North Carolina governor

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper made it official Monday – saying he will run for governor.

The long-awaited formal declaration came in his native Nash County.

Cooper has been saying for two years he was preparing for a bid for governor. He’s been outspoken in criticizing policies of the Republican legislature and GOP Gov. Pat McCrory, who is seeking re-election. During the same period, his office has represented the state defending many of the laws Republicans passed but are now being challenged.

Read full story: WTVD

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