NC Gov. Roy Cooper talks about the passing of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. and a special election for his replacement

NC Gov. Roy Cooper talked about the passing of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. and plans for a special election for his replacement during a press conference to announce the appointment of Cheri Beasley as chief justice Tuesday, Feb 12., 2019.
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NC Gov. Roy Cooper talked about the passing of U.S. Rep. Walter Jones Jr. and plans for a special election for his replacement during a press conference to announce the appointment of Cheri Beasley as chief justice Tuesday, Feb 12., 2019.

Brian Murphy covers North Carolina’s congressional delegation and state issues from Washington, D.C., for The News & Observer, The Charlotte Observer and The Herald-Sun. He grew up in Cary and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill. He previously worked for news organizations in Georgia, Idaho and Virginia. Reach him at 202.383.6089 or bmurphy@mcclatchydc.com.