Source: CBS News
As the election season enters its final stretch, Governor Cooper and his opponent Dan Forest are approaching their campaigns in very different ways, according to CBS News. Cooper is following public health guidelines outlined by experts in his administration while Forest attends large events, shaking as many hands as possible.
Cooper has held virtual campaign events over Zoom while Forest participated in at least 10 in-person events in August, CBS News reports. Forest has also participated in large campaign events with President Trump and Vice President Pence.
North Carolina State Democratic Party Chairman Wayne Goodwin said that Cooper’s approach shows that he’s “being smart” and cares about North Carolinians’ safety, CBS News reports. Ricky Hurtado, a Democrat running for state house, said that Cooper’s leadership “is his strongest asset right now.” Hurtado added that Forest’s events in-person were “a slap in the face for North Carolinians.”