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 of the 197 votes cast for seven candidates, Cooper received 29—just five votes short of second place. Coop even beat a former Congressman by 14.
You can watch the long-form answers and closing statements in the video below. Cooper’s segments start at the following times: Student loans (1:59); constituent accountability (18:45); party leadership (25:25); federal role in water (33:04); and Cooper’s closing statement (55:00).