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12.4.19

International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers & Carolinas Electrical Workers Association Endorse Cal Cunningham For U.S. Senate

IBEW Backing Follows More Than 140 North Carolina Endorsements, Continued Momentum For Cal Cunningham

RALEIGH, NC – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Carolina Electrical Workers Association have endorsed Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate over Senator Thom Tillis.

The endorsement is the result of Cal’s proven dedication to growing North Carolina’s economy while standing with working families to raise wages, and supporting efforts to promote good-paying full-time jobs with benefits.

“Right now, our leadership in Washington has failed North Carolina workers and our members are hungry for new leadership that will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them. That’s Cal Cunningham,” said Alvin Warwick, IBEW’s North Carolina Political Coordinator. “It’s clear that Cal will not only listen to the concerns of every North Carolinian, but is ready to take their causes to Washington and get results. We trust him to work with us to grow our middle class and make sure every worker has good benefits and a safe workplace.”

“It’s an honor to have the endorsement of the hard-working members of the Carolina Electrical Workers Association in our fight to bring better leadership to Washington,” said Cal Cunningham. “Together we have the chance to build a fairer economy that leaves no North Carolinian behind by boosting wages, protecting retirement benefits, and increasing opportunities for all through job training.” 

The endorsement of the Carolina Electrical Workers Association is the latest in a wave of endorsements including support from over 140 North Carolina political and community leaders, and the endorsement of key progressive groups including the Teamsters, End Citizens United and VoteVets. Cal has also received support from all 100 counties in North Carolina.

The race has been rated a toss-up by three elections forecasters, and Cal has led Tillis in three polls so far in the race.