Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement endorsing Army Veteran Cal Cunningham in the North Carolina U.S. Senate race:
“Over his years of service to our country and to North Carolina, Cal Cunningham has shown he has the independence and strength to stand up to the powerful and fight for what’s right, which is exactly what he’ll do in the U.S. Senate. Cal has built an impressive campaign rooted in North Carolina and has earned support from leaders across the state who trust Cal will take on the political corruption that is blocking progress on so many critical issues, from health care and prescription drug costs to a broken campaign finance system. As a military prosecutor, who served three active duty tours and was awarded the Bronze Star, Cal will continue to serve with distinction in the Senate and we are proud to support him in this critical race.”
Cunningham served three active duty tours in the U.S. Army Reserve, including overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the prestigious General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award in part for his work prosecuting contractors for criminal misconduct, and he currently trains special operations forces at Fort Bragg. Cal’s campaign for Senate has been endorsed by 140 leaders across North Carolina. Since Cal entered the race, three consecutive polls have shown him leading Senator Tillis, and Cook Political Report, Larry Sabato’s Crystal Ball, and Inside Elections have all shifted the race in Democrats’ direction.