Latest Roy A. Cooper News

Who's No. 2? Four leading Democrats emerge as a possible running mate for Kamala Harris

Jul. 22, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

No one knows the importance of selecting the right running mate better than Vice President Kamala Harris. With Harris now the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, a look at the top contenders to be on the ticket. ...

Vice President Kamala Harris leads list of contenders for spots on the Democratic ticket

Jul. 22, 2024 01:15 AM EDT

President Joe Biden's decision to step down as the Democratic Party's nominee for president opens the door for other contenders to become the Democratic nominee in November. The president has thrown his support behind Vice President Kamala Harris, and other prominent Democrats moved quickly to...

Kamala Harris is now in a bright spotlight as she fights to secure the Democratic presidential nod

Jul. 21, 2024 22:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris is being thrust into the most scrutinizing of spotlights, suddenly the leading candidate to succeed President Joe Biden as the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and her party's main hope of defeating Republican Donald Trump. ...

Pelosi delivers speech to NC Democrats with notable absence — Biden's future as nominee

Jul. 20, 2024 22:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a state expected to help decide the presidency, House Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi did little to quell speculation on President Joe Biden's path forward as the Democratic nominee to a room full of North Carolina Democrats on Saturday. Pelosi addressed more...

North Carolina governor's chief of staff is leaving, and will be replaced by another longtime aide

Jul. 19, 2024 18:18 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's only chief of staff during his two terms is leaving her post in the final months of the administration for a move to the private sector. She'll be replaced by another longtime aide. Kristi Jones will step down from...

Stein, other North Carolina Democrats have fundraising leads entering summer

Jul. 16, 2024 17:23 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democrats outpaced their Republican rivals in fundraising over the past several months, according to campaign filings, entering the summer with cash advantages in a handful of top-ballot races this fall. Democratic candidate for governor Josh...

Senior North Carolina House budget writer Saine says he'll leave legislature next month

Jul. 15, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A top budget writer and Republican leader in the North Carolina House announced his resignation Monday, further thinning out the veteran GOP governance team next year when combined with the upcoming departure of Speaker Tim Moore. Rep. Jason Saine of Lincoln...

North Carolina's Medicaid expansion program has enrolled 500,000 people in just 7 months

Jul. 12, 2024 13:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — More than 500,000 North Carolina residents have enrolled in the state's Medicaid expansion program since it went live about seven months ago, officials announced Friday. Gov. Roy Cooper, joined by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary...

North Carolina governor signs 12 bills still left on his desk, vetoes 1 more

Jul. 08, 2024 21:21 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed into law on Monday nearly all of the bills that remained on his desk from the pile that the Republican-dominated General Assembly sent him before this year's work session ended. But he vetoed another measure and will let the...

Vaping regulations, DMV changes among bills signed by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper

Jul. 03, 2024 17:03 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper signed four bills Wednesday that include the creation of a new registry for vaping products and a slew of changes related to transportation laws and the state DMV. Cooper also vetoed two other bills ahead of his anticipated...