It’s bad enough that the congressional primary in North Carolina has been moved to June 7th—it’s even worse now that a candidate running for the United States House of Representatives has admitted using plagiarized content on policy issues from the Hillary Clinton campaign.
In the recent issue of Triad City Beat, Coker admits that he used a staffer to draft policy issues for his website and that Coker never bothered to check behind the staffer to make sure they were genuinely original content. Or, even Coker’s own words and ideas. (I’m assuming Coker might actually have original ideas—maybe that’s a leap of faith.)
The article goes on to report that some of the content Coker passed off as being his own were actually Hillary Clinton’s policy statements copied line by line.
Why it matters:
North Carolina needs representation. We desperately need good and qualified individuals to speak for us in Congress.
But, what we DON’T need is another wannabe pretending to be something he’s not. We don’t need another politician regurgitation words, ideas or policy from someone else just because they sound good or elevate him in the court of public opinion.
We can do better than this.
Thankfully, the primary hasn’t happened, yet. Can you imagine what could have happened if this had been discovered June 8th? The Republicans would have had a field day—and rightfully so.
Coker should drop out. Enough is enough—we can do better. And, hopefully the NC-13 will do better come Election Day.