Editorial: Is Roy Cooper reluctant to travel outside North Carolina — and leave Lt. Gov. Robinson in charge?

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The Charlotte Observer

Roy Cooper’s trip to New Orleans last month for the Democratic Governors Association was notable for two reasons. He was elected chair of the organization, launching a new chapter for the governor and sparking whispers of a potential federal career. It was also the only known instance where he left the state in 2021. Why? It could be COVID-19 safety — or the person who would be left in charge, Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. In May and October 2021, the governor of Idaho left the state for routine political trips. Both times, according to state law, the lieutenant governor was left in charge. Idaho Go…

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