Interview: Cooper on Michigan’s Big Show

Cooper joined Michael Patrick Shiels on Michigan’s Big Show, a syndicated program reaching the entire state of Michigan, to talk about officially making the ballot as Michigan’s youngest Congressional candidate.  

The Detroit News: Independent Candidate in Michigan’s 11th

Cooper Nye of Commerce Township says he’s the youngest candidate this year running for U.S. House in Michigan. The 26-year-old independent candidate made it onto the general election ballot this fall after submitting 4,000 signatures to the state — 3,000 are required under state law for non-affiliated candidates. He is running againstEpstein of Bloomfield Township and Stevens of Rochester Hills in the 11th …

Youngest Michigan Congressional Candidate Makes General Election Ballot

Independent Cooper Nye aims to unite a divided district   Commerce, Michigan (August 29, 2018)—Michigan’s Secretary of State has confirmed that 26-year-old Cooper Nye, a reform-focused independent candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives (MI-11), will appear on the general election ballot this November. Without party affiliation, Nye’s campaign was required by state ballot access rules to file at least 3,000 valid …

Detroit Free Press: Independents Seek Better Way

Below is a letter to the editor published by The Detroit Free Press on August 26, 2018. Independents seek better way Spoilers. That’s what independent candidates are often called. But just a second of reflection raises a tricky question: If the system is truly rotten, what exactly are they spoiling? I’m a proud member of Unite America, a national grassroots …

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 …