Interview: Cooper on Michigan’s Big Show

This morning, Cooper joined Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan’s Big Show, a syndicated program reaching the entire state of Michigan, to talk about running for Congress as a 25-year-old independent. The chat spans Coop’s time in the Swamp, the rise of so-called ‘outsider’ candidates, big money in politics, and more. You can listen to the full interview below, and support …

MLive: Who’s on the General Election Ballot in Michigan’s Congressional Districts?

Michigan’s primary ballots have been cast, and for most of the state’s Congressional races, the general election battle lines have been drawn. For voters in southeastern Michigan, results were delayed due to malfunctions in Wayne County’s reporting system for incoming vote tallies. Two of the most contested primaries – the Republican and Democratic races for the open seat in Michigan’s …

Update: Signatures Submitted for Ballot Access

For Cooper’s name to appear on the general election ballot this November, he had to collect and submit 3,000 valid signatures. Today, he submitted more than 4,000 signatures for ballot access. This time-consuming task of securing ballot access was a perfect example of how Democrats and Republicans have rigged the rules to empower themselves. They don’t like competition. So, they …

Spinal Column: 2018 Michigan Election Preview

Michigan residents will be casting votes in the upcoming August 7 primary election. For residents living in Highland, White Lake and Commerce townships, plus the cities of Walled Lake and Wixom, voters must choose finalists for the 11th U.S. House of Representatives seat. Twelve candidates, more than for any other Congressional Representative seat, are seeking to replace Representative Dave Trott, who chose …

Video: Cooper Nye for Congress

Today, I’m happy to share the official video for my independent campaign for U.S. House (MI-11). I’m proud because it’s nothing like most political videos. I didn’t pay any pollsters, speechwriters, or actors because I have my message, I know how to say it, and real people are ready for a new way forward. You can watch the new video …

Op-Ed: The Biggest Myth in America

Forget Paul Bunyan. There’s a bigger American myth that needs to be busted, and you know it all too well: America is divided. Pick a tribe. Stop thinking. That’s an idea only Karl Marx could love. It’s opposed to liberty, offensive to human dignity, and plays fast and loose with the facts. One problem is its vague insistence on a …

Study: Congress Serves Elites, Not Citizens

If there’s one study on politics every American should see, this is it. It’s proof for what most voters already know: D.C. doesn’t serve them. Professors Martin Gilens (Princeton University) and Benjamin Page (Northwestern University) wanted a robust answer to a simple question: Who does Congress serve? Their study compared 20 years of public opinion survey data to the laws …

Poll: Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Fed Up With Political Parties

A Suffolk University/USA Today survey of unregistered and unlikely voters found nearly two-thirds of Americans will avoid voting in 2018 because “they have given up on the political parties and a system that they say is beyond reform and repair.” That might sound like a bummer, but don’t miss the beauty of it. The survey turns the dominant media narrative—that Americans …

Independent Voter News: Candidate Gets Candid About DC Corruption

(Interview published by IVN on April 23, 2018) “Hollywood for ugly people.” It’s not a phrase coined by Michigan independent congressional candidate Cooper Nye. However, Nye says he can see why some people have come to view Washington, DC this way after working in the nation’s capital. Cooper Nye is running in Michigan’s 11th Congressional District, which is currently represented by …

VIDEO: Cooper Speaking at Congressional Candidate Forum

Yesterday, Cooper joined six candidates onstage in Royal Oak where they shared their views with an audience of more than 200. Today, Cooper’s campaign can claim some serious momentum. Cooper was honest. He told the largely progressive crowd that he was a conservative, but his ideas resonated with voters across the spectrum. Here’s the proof: The post-event poll surprised everybody. Out …