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What happens when you take all of your money and run it through a campaign? You get to pick your candidates, and they get to choose their own advertisements.
With the exception of a few very narrow election districts, the North Carolina legislature is an open-ended lot, with lots of candidates running for each job. In 2016, for example, there were twelve different statewide offices up for election, and one of the most competitive races that year concerned the governor’s race.
While we usually say that it’s important to be involved in the political process, that isn’t always true. Many of the people who are running for office in North Carolina’s governor’s race are very wealthy, but the candidates aren’t always aware of this fact and of the fact that they have almost no chance of winning.
This is the case with our current governor, Roy Cooper, who is running for re-election. He has a lot of money, but his campaign is so flawed that he might as well be running for president, and that isnt even taking into account the other candidates.
In fact, the other candidate who is running for office in North Carolina is another candidate running for re-election. It seems that in order to win a seat, you need to get the help of lots of others, and Cooper, like any good politician, has the help of a lot of others in his campaign. Cooper’s campaign has been criticized for its refusal to disclose its financial backing for specific candidates.
It may be hard for the general public to understand, but Cooper has actually been running as a republican for over two years, even though he was never a republican before. The only reason the other candidate is running is because he is leaving the house, so he feels he can make a better campaign.
This is one of the problems with modern campaigns: the candidates can be completely unaware of each other’s support, or at least that they are not openly opposing each other. The same is true of the campaign finance system itself. The state of North Carolina in particular is one where it is easy to see who is funding your campaign.
One example off the top of my head. In the wake of the new DNC rules, it is impossible to donate to a candidate if you are registered as a Republican, because it is an exact match. If you want to support either of the two Republican candidates, then you have to donate to the other. It’s a total dick move.
I mean look at it! The Republican primary for president is all about money. One of the candidates, Roy Moore, is the poster child for a Republican Party that is going after the wealthy and the very wealthy and trying to raise their taxes. The other candidate, the Democrat, is the poster child for a Democratic Party that is going after the middle class and the poor and trying to lower their taxes.