North Carolina Democrat Senate Candidate Admits to Adulterous Text Messages
North Carolina Democrat Senate candidate Cal Cunningham sent a series of sexual text messages to a married female California political consultant.
National File first reported on the adultery scandal on Saturday, which has the possibility to alter the outcome of North Carolina’s Senate campaign. Cunningham is running for the Senate against incumbent Republican Senator Thom Tillis.
Cunningham- a married father of two himself- had directed the text messages to California political consultant Arlene Guzman Todd.
Cunningham speaks of his desire to spend the night with Todd, referring to her as “historically sexy.”
Todd is married to a career Army sergeant first class who has deployed on multiple occasions to Iraq and Afghanistan. Pursuing the wife of a deployed career military NCO doesn’t exactly suggest that Cunningham is the most resolute supporter of the military, and many Americans would look on the already adulterous interaction in an additionally negative light on those grounds.
Cunningham admitted to the veracity of the text messages in a statement following their publication.
“I have hurt my family, disappointed my friends, and am deeply sorry. The first step in repairing those relationships is taking complete responsibility, which I do. I ask that my family’s privacy be respected in this personal matter,” Cunningham said in a statement sent to The News & Observer.
However, Cunningham is refusing to drop out of the election for North Carolina’s Senate seat, with the adultery scandal being revealed one month before the November election.