WAKE COUNTY, N.C. — Governor Roy Cooper threw his political weight behind a southern Wake County campaign on the final weekend before the election.

  • Governor Cooper went door-to-door with Sydney Batch on Sunday.
  • John Adcock canvassed in Holly Springs.
  • Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. 

Governor Cooper joined NC House District 37 Democratic candidate Sydney Batch as she went door to door in Fuquay-Varina on Sunday.

"Canvassing helps you be a better representative," said Cooper. "It helps you be a better servant of the people to hear directly from them the unvarnished truth, which is what you get most of the time."

Their effort happened while the incumbent, Republican State Representative John Adcock, was knocking on doors up NC Highway 55 in Holly Springs.

"The people in the community know the issues," said Adcock. "I get to hear perspectives on the issues, and my first job is to listen to what constituents have to say."

This is the first House election for both Adcock and Batch; Adcock was appointed to his seat this summer, while Batch is a political newcomer.

Both candidates say they're encouraged by the energy voters have shown so far during early voting, but they hope this final push will be the difference for their side.

"We've been knocking on doors since April or May," said Batch. "I think voters are extremely energized now since it's the final stretch."

"We're one of the fastest growing areas of the state, and we need effective representation to help us deal with the challenges," said Adcock.

Cooper and Batch were also joined by NC Senate District 17 candidate Sam Searcy.

NC House District 37 covers towns along Wake County's southern border, including Fuquay-Varina, Holly Springs, and parts of Apex.