Cooper Outraises McCrory In 2015

Feb 15, 2016

WUNC examined campaign finance reports from the two gubernatorial frontrunners, Pat McCrory and Roy Cooper, and found Cooper has raised more money.
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North Carolina voters will head to the polls to cast their primary ballots in about one month. As the election draws near, candidates are working hard to gain support, particularly financial backing.

The end of January marked the deadline for campaign committees to report their end-of-year financials, and WUNC examined contributions to the two frontrunners in the governor’s race: incumbent Pat McCrory and democratic challenger Roy Cooper.

Cooper received smaller donations than McCrory on average, but the attorney general raised more money overall. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii about the figures.