Attorney General Roy Cooper undecided on Senate seat
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Roy Cooper is still undecided about a political post, beyond attorney general. Republican Senator Richard Burr is up for re-election next year. So far, his seat remains unchallenged. In a recent poll of nearly one thousand voters across the state, Attorney General Cooper, a Democrat, leads Burr by four points in a hypothetical Senate race. NewsChannel3 asked Cooper if he will run for Burr's Senate seat. “No, I have not made a decision on that. I want to serve the people of North Carolina and just need to determine the best way to do that.” Behind Cooper, Congressman Mike McIntyre is the closest Democrat in the polling.

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It's a 'party' thing. Do the people of North Carolina want all their representatives to be Liberals? This means more governmemt control, higher taxes, and even more gov't hand-outs (deserved or not). On the state and local levels, Democrates are somewhat under control with the state and local governments 'balanced bugets' restraints. On the national level, with no budget restraints, the sky (or total bankruptcy) is the limit. So a Democrat let loose on the state and local level, is a different animal than a national Democrat. A national Democrat is one spending and taxing machine! Think carefully North Carolina about going total Spendocrat (my new term)......
Wasn't Burr in the Senate approving Bush's budgets all these years? I recall that the federal budget deficit grew astronomically under Bush. The Democratic Congress has increased spending this year, and the reason for that is to stimulate the economy. I hope that we can all agree that the economy needs to be stimulated to help the nation recover from the current recession. As for taxing - the only tax increase from the Democrats is an increase of 36 - 39 % for people who make more than $250,000. Everyone else is getting a tax decrease. So I'm thinking that I'd rather have a Democrat representing me in the Senate than Burr...