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    Press Release:

Are Donations Rewarding Cooper For Opposition to Tort Reform?

    Raleigh, N.C. - In 2011, Democrat Attorney General Roy Cooper led the charge against tort reform to limit frivolous lawsuits in North Carolina. Now that he's running for governor, liberal trial lawyers appear to be returning the favor.

    According to his recently filed campaign finance report, nearly 700 trial lawyers and attorneys contributed almost $500,000 to Roy Cooper's campaign committee during the first half of 2015. All told, attorneys and liberal trial lawyers have contributed over $2.3 million to fund the attorney general's political campaigns since 1989. Roy Cooper is a Democrat candidate for governor in 2016.

    "It appears that liberal trial lawyers have found their candidate for governor in Roy Cooper," said Hasan Harnett, chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. "Roy Cooper fought tooth and nail against efforts to limit frivolous lawsuits in North Carolina, which were hurting North Carolina businesses and medical providers. Now that he is running for governor, his liberal trial lawyer friends are repaying him for his loyalty with campaign cash. These heavy contributions from trial lawyers and attorneys, whose law firms have clients with interests before the state or in the court system, raise serious questions about potential professional and ethical conflicts of interests for the attorney general."

    In addition to big money from trial lawyers, other notable contributions to Roy Cooper's campaign committee include $5,100 from the president of WRAL, Jim Goodmon, as well as $250 from the former head of John Edward's Poverty Center, Gene Nichol.


Roy Cooper led the charge against tort reform in 2011

  • "As backers defend tort reform, Cooper doesn't step back" (Jason deBruyn, "As backers defend tort reform, Cooper doesn't step back," Triangle Business Journal, 6/3/2011)

  • Contact: Kara Carter

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( August 5th, 2015 @ 5:28 am )
The empty smear campaign begins!!!

Roy Cooper was my backdoor neighbor in Rocky Mount prior to his marriage. He an brother Pell were great neighbors who kept to themselves and had no hidden conservative mischief . . .

Roy Cooper was my NC Senator for Nash County. When I sent as a Life Underwriter for our "Day on the Hill," he welcomed us to his tiny office and pulled out a big legal pad to make notes. He asked, "What can I do for you?" Took notes

NEXT, he asked us, "What are the negative aspects to your request?" That put on us the burden to 2-sided thinking or each of us could do more sides ~~~ HE TOOK NOTES.

I did mortgage business with Countrywide. After they took my house, we were at our last option for housing in NC, our little Fisherman's Cottage here at Bayview near Bath. WE had no heat in November and it was 50 degrees inside. A letter from Countrywide came with a $7,000 check inside made to me and my troubled wife. Along with it was a letter which stated: "Without admission of guilt, we have settled with the NC Attorney General's Office a lawsuit for over-charging our NC customers and are refunding, according to the agreed formula, the enclosed amount. . ."

NOW --- tell me again what a bum our Attorney General Roy Cooper---running for Governor in 2016 --- is . . .I call BULLSHIT on this one . . .

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