This week on The Debrief:

Gov. Roy Cooper launched a pressure campaign this week, targeting four Republican lawmakers in swing districts, but it does not seem to be going as planned.

The NCGOP announced its speaker lineup for June’s party convention in Greensboro. Former President Donald Trump, former VP Mike Pence and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis are all scheduled to be there to woo N.C.’s party faithful.

North Carolina’s Board of Elections swears in a new governing board and elects a chair, all ahead of a 2024 election year with high stakes.

Former Representative Mark Walker is expected to throw his hat in the ring for the governor’s race adding him to the list of Republican hopefuls for this and other statewide offices.