Christensen: Spaulding and Cooper go nose to nose – News & Observers


This has been the year of the angry voter – the angry conservative who is supporting Donald Trump, and the angry white liberal who is backing Bernie Sanders.

Is there also an angry black voter? Ken Spaulding, a former state representative and a Durham lawyer, hopes so. At a Democratic Party forum Friday night, Spaulding sought to tap into the “Black Lives Matter” movement in criticizing Attorney General Roy Cooper.

While saying he is not an angry black man, Spaulding repeatedly invoked “Black Lives Matter” as he lit into Cooper, who by most metrics – polls, endorsements, contributions – is the frontrunner in the March 15 Democratic primary for governor. (Source: Read more)

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