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Sun Jun 16, 2019, 04:04 AM

Former NC Sen. Cal Cunningham giving 'serious thought' to Democratic race for US Senate

Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham said Friday he’s giving “serious thought” to a run for U.S. Senate.

Cunningham, who had been running for lieutenant governor, is expected to switch gears for a Senate run.

“A lot of folks in North Carolina have asked me to think about running for Senate and I’m giving it very serious thought,” Cunningham texted the Observer Friday.

Democrats have been looking for a candidate with name recognition and fundraising ability to run for the seat held by Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Tillis faces a primary challenge from Raleigh businessman Garland Tucker and Pitt County resident Sandy Smith.

Read more: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/politics-government/article231554983.html
(Raleigh News & Observer)

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