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2.27.20

NEW: Cal Cunningham Earns Endorsements From North Carolina Newspapers

Cal Also Endorsed By Eric Holder, Continues To Build Strong & Diverse Coalition To Win Critical #NCSEN Seat

RALEIGH, NC – In the lead up to March 3rd, Cal continues to build on his broad-based coalition of support, from publicationsprogressive organizations, and over 140 community leaders and elected officials across North Carolina.

The Charlotte Post endorsed Cal Wednesday, citing his experience as a state Senator and military veteran, and effectiveness in drawing contrast with Tillis. This follows an endorsement from Indy Week.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder also endorsed Cal Wednesday, underscoring his ability to take on corruption and fight for reform in Washington.

Here is a summary of the many voices supporting Cal:

North Carolina Papers Believe Cal Can Take On Tillis

Papers across North Carolina, including the Charlotte Observer, the Raleigh News & Observer, Indy Week, and the Charlotte Post believe that Cal’s “candidacy provides the best opportunity for voters who want to unseat the Republican incumbent.” The News & Observer and Charlotte Observer applauded Cal earlier this month because he “offers a wider appeal, a diverse coalition of supporters and the most well-funded Democratic campaign, and he does so without compromising Democratic Party values.”

Progressive Organizations Support Cal For His Leadership On Key Issues

Groups like the League of Conservation VotersBrady Campaign, and End Citizens United have endorsed Cal because they know he will be leader on climate change, protecting our communities from gun violence, and taking on corruption in Washington.

As the North Carolina LCV Director of Governmental Relations Dan Crawford said, “We know we can count on him to also protect our economic future — to stand against drilling off our coast and to invest in good-paying clean energy jobs right here in North Carolina.”

Cal Has Support In All 100 Counties, More Than 140 Endorsements From Local Leaders, & Nearly 12,000 Unique North Carolina Donors

Cal is proud to have the support of over 140 community leaders and elected officials across the state.

He boasts support from all 100 counties in the state, reaching nearly 12,000 North Carolina donors by the pre-primary reporting period. Voters across the state know Cal will be an independent voice in the Senate, and always put North Carolina first.

Lewisville supporter and 9/11 survivor Gus Preschle writes in the Winston Salem Journal“As an Army veteran, Cal Cunningham understands the sacrifice our troops and their families make to keep our country safe. And he knows how critical these funds are to ensure military readiness and protect our national security…I know Cunningham has our back. That’s why he is exactly the kind of advocate military families need in the U.S. Senate.” 

Retired Thomasville teacher Loretta Martin supports Cal for his commitment to public education. She writes in the Lexington Dispatch“Cal has served in the North Carolina Senate where his record proves that he is a champion for North Carolina public schools and students. He supported expanding access to high-quality early childhood education and paying our teachers what they deserve.”