One campaign I've been following closely is the Cooper-Holding Congressional race in NC2. Lots of people think Holding is one of the most vulnerable members of the US House, including me. That's why I've been supporting Scott Cooper since I first heard he's running. The fact that we both graduated from the US Naval Academy is just icing on the cake.
Here's some campaign material I got from Scott this morning. Give it a look, and help if you can: www.cooperfornc.com
After graduating from the Naval Academy in 1993, Scott spent 20 years in the Marines, serving as a Naval Flight Officer in the EA-6B aircraft. He deployed five times to Iraq, twice to Afghanistan and once to the Far East. After retirement, Scott joined Human Rights First where he founded Veterans for American Ideals a grass-roots, community based group of veterans aiming to leverage military voices to bridge divides and regain a shared sense of national community. Many of their efforts supported refugees and asylum seekers, especially the interpreters and translators that served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Scott likes to say that he didn't aspire to politics but that we don't have the luxury of sitting on the sidelines: democracy is a team sport. We're at an inflection point as a nation, and he's committed to helping Americans begin to respect each other again. Voters are eager for a candidate who can rise above partisan politics, and Scott's story of service -- both in the Marine Corps for 20 years and in the nonprofit sector -- should connect with citizens of all political backgrounds.
NC-2 was named as one of “Cook Political Report’s” most vulnerable Republican seats for the 2020 cycle. The DCCC has identified NC-2 as a targeted race because it is one that we can and will win. Scott has already been endorsed by VoteVets and anticipates further endorsements as the campaign continues.
There's more, if you're interested. Just click here.