Source: Press Release

Governor Cooper’s campaign announced the release of a new digital ad called “Dan Forest: Too Extreme for North Carolina.” The video highlights the recent racist stunt by Mike Fulp, the owner of 311 Speedway and an ardent Forest supporter. 

At 311 Speedway, Fulp has covered the property with “Dan Forest for Governor” signs. Fulp has courted controversy as well, staging protests against the stay-at-home orders enacted by Governor Cooper to help stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, though the protests largely fell flat.

Governor Cooper’s office condemned Fulp’s latest stunt after he posted on Facebook a “Bubba Rope” for sale. The rope was a mockery of the controversy surrounding NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace, who had reported finding a noose in his garage.

“This incident of racism is horrific and shameful,” said the governor’s deputy communications director. “North Carolina is better than this.”

Cooper’s campaign ad puts a spotlight on Dan Forest’s response to the “Bubba Rope,” or, perhaps more accurately, his lack of one. 

“How has Dan Forest responded?” the ad narrator asks. “With silence.”

Watch the full video from Cooper for NC here.