North Carolina’s Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper stirred the public for allegedly scheduling a “re-election kickoff” event in a private New York City home rather than in his home state, Fox News informed.
“I hope you’ll join us in the Governor’s re-election kickoff event on Thursday,” reads an email that went out to Cooper’s supporters on Monday.
The email also mentions “cocktails and conversation with Governor Roy Cooper.”
Local media found out about the event after the email was circulated by the North Carolina Republican Party. Robin Hayes, the party’s chairman, regarded the news as an unveiling of the governor’s supposedly true nature.
“By announcing his re-election campaign for governor of North Carolina in New York City, that tells voters all they need to know about Roy Cooper,” Hayes said. “Behind that folksy facade is a big-city liberal Democrat ready to bring failed tax-and-spend policies to (North Carolina) to please his wealthy Wall Street donors.”
Cooper’s campaign manager Morgan Jackson did not answer the request for comment from the newspaper News & Observer of Raleigh.
Cooper, who succeeded GOP Gov. Pat McCrory in January 2017, made headlines within his first month in office for increasing the salaries of his Cabinet Members by 11 percent.