Cunningham and his wife have been married for 20 years now
North Carolina Democratic candidate for the Senate, Cal Cunningham, was caught cheating on his wife with, Arlene Guzman Todd, a public relations strategist.
The candidate is a father of two and has been married to his wife Elizabeth since 2000. Cunningham tweeted during the couple’s anniversary back in May of this year.
20 years ago — and today. I’m grateful to be on this journey with my best friend, who warms me with her smile, keeps me on my toes with her wit, and awes me with her determination to make the world a better place. pic.twitter.com/nDfqFR5471
— Cal Cunningham (@CalforNC) May 14, 2020
Cunningham and Todd’s text messages were leaked by NationalFile, a conservative website founded by former journalists from Breitbart, Big League Politics, The Daily Caller, Free Beacon, and Infowars, according to its editorial section.
The pictures of the text messages between Cunningham and Todd, who is also married according to the report, mention how both of them want to kiss each other, and they suggested having sexual interactions.
“Would make my day to roll over and kiss you about now,” Cunningham wrote to Todd.
“I have flexibility this month — done with school, training, big RFPs, etc. So the only thing I want on my to do list is you,” Todd said.
While the texts themselves do not show the date on which they were posted, one of the messages sent by Cunningham said he was “nervous about the next 100 days” before Election Day, which is on Nov. 3.
One hundred days before that would have been July 26, The News & Observer reported.
These are the texts messages between Cal Cunningham and the woman he’s carried on a relationship with DURING his Senate campaign
“Nervous about the next 100 days” – Cal Cunningham pic.twitter.com/TXb2mdSdR1
— Jesse Hunt (@JJHunt10) October 3, 2020
Cunningham’s campaign has confirmed the text messages are real, The News & Observer reported.
“I have hurt my family, disappointed my friends, and am deeply sorry. The first step in repairing those relationships is taking complete responsibility, which I do. I ask that my family’s privacy be respected in this personal matter,” Cunningham said.
The 47-year-old lieutenant colonel candidate is not giving up against Republican incumbent Thom Tillis.
Cunningham has been leading in polling in the Senate race against Tillis.
“I remain grateful and humbled by the ongoing support that North Carolinians have extended in this campaign, and in the remaining weeks before this election[,] I will continue to work to earn the opportunity to fight for the people of our state,” said Cunningham.
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