Cooper’s Campaign Platform

Cooper Nye’s Platform for Candidacy Cooper Nye is Michigan’s youngest congressional candidate, running as an independent for the U.S. House of Representatives (MI-11). This year, Cooper dropped his career in Washington D.C.—where he saw our rigged system firsthand—to come home and disrupt the two-party system. Cooper is a pro-liberty, anti-corruption candidate fighting to unite the district on bold reforms that …

Voter Guide: Cooper’s Views on Top Issues

1. PRIORITIES: What are your top three national legislative priorities and how would you address them? I want Congress to serve citizens instead of special interests. It will be done by three reform-focused bills: The American Anti-Corruption Act to stop bribery by lobbyists, block politicians from fundraising during working hours, close the revolving door, outlaw secret money, and end gerrymandering. …

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 …

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 …

EVENT: MI Congressional District 11 Candidates Forum

Tomorrow, Cooper will be on stage alongside the other candidates for Michigan’s 11th Congressional district. The forum will feature a rapid-fire question section (10-15 second answers), an interactive trivia section quizzing the audience on the candidates, a long-form question section (1-minute answers), and closing statements from each candidate. The civic event, hosted by the progressive group Indivisible MI District 11, …

Why I Moved Home to Run for Congress

Everybody knows D.C. is dysfunctional. But I’m here to report, after experiencing it first-hand for three years, it’s worse than you think. The real issue facing voters in 2018 is fake politics because Democrats and Republicans are two heads of the same beast. I left my career in D.C., drove home in a 10-foot U-Haul, and declared my independent candidacy …