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    NC Dem Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Caught in Sexting Scandal With Woman Who Is Not His Wife

    NC Dem Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Caught in Sexting Scandal With Woman Who Is Not His Wife

    After his campaign confirmed the texts were genuine, Cunningham issued a statement of apology and noted he is staying in the Senate race
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    North Carolinians were hit with a double whammy on Friday on the political front with two major developments in the U.S. Senate race.

    Sen. Thom Tillis (R) announced he had tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus just a day after we learned President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with it. Tillis said in a statement that he had no symptoms and would be quarantining for 10 days per doctor’s orders.

    The other big news in the race was the admission of Tillis’s Democratic opponent Cal Cunningham to exchanging “sexts” with a California woman who was not his wife:

    Cunningham sent several text messages to a woman in which the two discussed kissing and hypothetically spending the night together, according to screenshots of the messages that were posted online Thursday. The messages were originally posted by the right-wing website and confirmed by the News & Observer of Raleigh, N.C., late Friday.

    “Would make my day to roll over and kiss you right now,” Cunningham wrote in one of the messages. Dates were not included in the screenshots. The woman sent a separate text message asking when she could see him, writing, “I want to kiss you,” and later, “I want a night with you,” according to the screenshots.

    His campaign confirmed Friday that the texts were authentic.

    National File went into more detail about the sexts than other media outlets did, noting how the two appeared to be planning to get together assuming he could ditch his family and staffers:

    Cunningham refers to Guzman Todd in the text messages below as “historically sexy,” imagines kissing her, says he has been dreaming “of our time together,” and the two plan for Cunningham to make up an excuse for his family and ditch a staffer so the two can meet and, in Guzman Todd’s words, “kiss a lot.” Guzman Todd says she wants “a night with you” and Cunningham agrees that he wants that too. Guzman Todd says that “the only thing I want on my to do list is you” and Cunningham says that “Sounds so hot and so fun!”

    California strategist Arlene Guzman Todd is the woman with whom Cunningham was sexting. According to National File, she’s married to Army veteran Jeremy Todd, an active-duty servicemember who served in combat roles in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    Here’s a screengrab of all the texts:

    Cunningham, also an Army veteran who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, issued a statement Friday night apologizing for his actions and noting he was staying in the Senate race:

    The former state senator also has two teenage children.

    Just a few days ago, Cunningham and his wife Elizabeth did an interview with a local news station in which the reporter noted his wife said that the man Cunningham was on the campaign trail was who he really was. Clearly, this did not age well:

    In light of the news of Cunningham’s digital affair with another woman, the question is once again being raised as to the wisdom of early voting:

    Cracks were also made about the nature of the sexting:

    Others pointed out the similarities between Cunningham’s fall from grace to that of disgraced former Democratic Sen. John Edwards, who cheated on his wife Elizabeth as she battled cancer:

    Cunningham currently leads Tillis in the polls, but between his wacky Wuhan virus vaccine conspiracy theories and now this, that could change in the coming weeks.

    In his race with then-Sen. Kay Hagan in 2014, Tillis was also behind in the polls but had a late surge in the campaign and went on to win the race.

    — Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —


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    He is a Democrat. Nothing to see here, move along.
    Republican? Five alarms! Stop the presses. Above the NYT fold.

    ‘Sexting’: lonesome, one-handed digital jollies?

    Golly, I’m old enough to remember when in-person mattress aerobics at the no-tell motel were required for an actual scandal. Apparently, this is the generation of soy-boi Femme pets. Sympathies to your wife, doood.

    clayusmcret | October 3, 2020 at 11:40 am

    Leave the race?! This is the kind of scandal that gives a democrat street cred. He might as well have a campaign ad proclaiming his guilt.

    caseoftheblues | October 3, 2020 at 11:48 am

    If he was caught in bed with a dead prostitute holding the bloody knife that killed her they would still elect him because he has a D…while an R would lose an election for just mouthing the words of a hymn at church and not actually singing…

    tiger66 | October 3, 2020 at 12:01 pm

    This is nothing.

    If you look at Will|Long Island Patriot’s Tweet above, the picture of Cunningham on the right shows him wearing an Ambassador for NC BBQ apron.

    By itself, this picture should disqualify Cunnigham from holding any political office in North Carolina. What an idiot.

    #1) He’s using a gas grill. NC BBQ uses wood, dumb ass.
    #2) The grill isn’t lit. Duh!
    #3) Those buns appear to have been toasted in the over. Pul-eeze
    #4) Dogs and burgers are NOT BBQ in North Carolina. How freakin’ tone-deaf can one man be?

    And this dude’s from Winston Salem and went to Chapel Hill?


      Another Voice in reply to tiger66. | October 3, 2020 at 1:44 pm

      Ahh..those good ole campaigns! If yesterday were today, Dukakis’s infamous photo op but bogus campaign promotional of him in full military gear riding in 68 ton Battle Tank, not in any war zone but in Sterling Heights, Mich. we would be seeing the press doing for him then what their doing for Biden now or in this case Democrat Senator want to be Cunningham. Lies and Deceptions are how they roll.

      gibbie in reply to tiger66. | October 3, 2020 at 2:48 pm

      The only time I visited Chapel Hill (admittedly a long time ago), there were Hare Krishna people dancing on the sidewalk.

      Arminius in reply to tiger66. | October 3, 2020 at 11:48 pm

      I saw that pic, tiger66, and it’s even worse than you thought.

      Even in kali we don’t call what he’s pretending to do BBQ. BBQ involves wood, not gas. And if you’re going to call it BBQ there better be a hog under that grill’s hood.

      He could get away with calling it “grilling.” Sure, there’s nothing wrong with grilling some burgers. Steak would be better, but burgers are fine at a tailgate party. There is, though, something wrong with grilling dogs. This is why God invented Brats. Wassamatta, Southern Fried Anthony Weiner, couldn’t find Brats? I bet he never heard of Brats. He clearly never heard of BBQ. At least grill Brats, for the love of all that is holy.

      The reason why those hamburger buns look that way is because they’re not hamburger buns. Take a look and see if I’m right:

      They’re French Brioche rolls. BRIOCHE ROLLS!

      The whole thing made me question whether this guy even lives in North Carolina on a regular basis but I looked up his bio and apparently he does. I therefore can’t explain this.

      Again, it’s not BBQ and how much do you want to bet he’s not actually grilling? The Brioche rolls are a dead give away. The guy’s press secretary arranged a photo shoot. So they put out the props, he put on a costume, then stood next to his cold, cold, cold as ice gas grill for a few pics.

      Then back inside to uncork the Chablis as “the help” prepares Pan Seared Halibut in a White Wine Reduction Sauce, sides of Champignons Poêlés and Glazed Carrot With Mint and Maldon, followed by a Tarragon Asparagus Salad with lemon vinaigrette, and an iced Malaysian Cendol for dessert.

      You know, real down home North Carolina eats.

      A few random thoughts in no particular order about this perv and his party.

      – The fact that he’s already received 320,000 votes makes him the poster child for “why early voting is a horrible idea.”

      – He wants people to respect his family’s privacy. But he’s staying in the race. If he gave a #[email protected]% about his family’s privacy he’d get out of the race. Since he doesn’t care about his family’s privacy why should anyone else?

      – “The first step in repairing those relationships is taking complete responsibility, which I do.” He’s an expert on the steps that someone needs to take to repair shattered relationships, eh? Sounds like he’s done this a lot.

      – What the hell is wrong with these people?

      MTED in reply to tiger66. | October 4, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      I’m a New Yorker who went to grad school in Chapel Hill, worked in Memphis, and live in Texas. I know BBQ. That, senator, is not BBQ.

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