Cal Received Donations From More Than 4,000 North Carolinians This Quarter; Isn’t Taking Corporate PAC Money
RALEIGH, NC — Cal Cunningham raised $1 million in the third quarter of 2019 toward his U.S. Senate bid to unseat Senator Thom Tillis, and has raised over $1.52 million this cycle. He will report $1.1 million on hand. Cal is not taking a single dime from corporate PACs and has been endorsed by End Citizens United, a group focused on combating the influence of big money in politics.
“My team and I are so grateful for the overwhelming support we’ve received from thousands of North Carolinians across our state,” said Cal Cunningham. “As I travel the state, it is clear that North Carolinians are tired of Senator Tillis’ failure to stand up for our health care, our jobs and our kids’ future, and they are eager to send new leadership to Washington. This early support will ensure that our campaign to represent North Carolina has a strong start.”
According to analysis from WFAE, “Cunnigham has raised more money at this point in the race than Tillis has in 2013,” in what “expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races.”
More about Cal’s fundraising:
- Cal’s $1 million raise Includes donations from over 4,000 unique North Carolinians.
- One-quarter of all North Carolina donors this quarter gave more than once.
- Ninety-four percent of all Cal’s donations in Q3 were under $100.
- Cal has been raising money at nearly twice the rate Tillis was in 2013.
Read more below from WFAE.
WFAE: Democratic Senate Candidate Cal Cunningham Raises $1M In Third Quarter
By Steve Harrison – October 2, 2019
- North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham raised more than $1 million in the third quarter, and has $1.1 million cash on hand five months before the March 3 primary.
- Cunningham has raised $1.72 million for the election cycle, according to the campaign.
- Democrats are hoping to defeat Republican first-term incumbent Thom Tillis in November, in what national political experts say is expected to be one of the nation’s most competitive Senate races.
- Cunnigham has raised more money at this point in the race than Tillis has in 2013, before he defeated Democrat Kay Hagan in 2014.
- Cunningham’s donors include Janet Cowell, the former state treasurer who was rumored to be a Senate candidate earlier this year; Carolyn Hunt, the wife of former Gov. Jim Hunt; Charlotte businesswoman Crandall Bowles; and former Charlotte City Council member Betty Chafin Rash.