Attorney General Roy Cooper says he'll continue to criticize Republican policies during the legislative session that begins Wednesday, hinting once again hinting that he might run for governor in 2016.
At a luncheon held by the women’s group Lillian's List, Cooper told a few hundred Democrats that he supports issues such as abortion rights and expanding Medicaid in North Carolina.
He hasn't announced his candidacy for governor, but he’s widely seen as the most likely Democrat to try to unseat Republican Gov. Pat McCrory.
“When public officials don't respond with good public policy, we have to change things at the ballot box,” Cooper told the crowd.
The Republican leadership of the legislature is not supportive of Medicaid expansion. State Republican party leaders have criticized Cooper for what they say is political activity while he's serving as Attorney General.