Gov. Roy Cooper has raised over $1 million to put in the 2018 Legislative races that are competitive for Democrats. He wants to break the veto-proof majority of Republicans in the House and the Senate. A million dollars is a lot of money, but in the world of politics it is not an astronomical amount. In 2010, Raleigh businessman Art Pope spent $3 million to help Republicans gain control of both chambers and thus control the redistricting process. The rapid urbanization trends also are expected to help the Democrats, but not enough to gain majorities in the House and Senate.