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Candidate Question: How would you grade Governor Roy Cooper’s response to the pandemic (A-F)? 

We’d give the Governor a D. He responded as many governors did at first with a blanket shut down. He faced severe backlash from both sides regarding the speed with which he reopened. He has not been transparent with COVID related data. He was arbitrary in which businesses he allowed to re-open. It represents the worst of government picking winners and losers.

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Jordan Roberts / Government Affairs Associate

Jordan joined the Locke Foundation in the summer of 2018 as Health Care Policy Analyst. He analyzes state and national health policy issues with an eye toward removing governm...