Raleigh, North Carolina – Cal Cunningham, Democratic candidate for US Senate from the North Carolina, He admits to sending sexual text messages to California strategic Which is not his wife, but he said he would not leave a race.
Cunningham apologized late Friday night in a statement reported by several news outlets. The text messages, sent to PR strategist Arlene Guzman Todd, were first revealed by NationalLife.com.
“My family has been hurt, my friends disappointed, and I am deeply sorry.” Cunningham said in the statement that the first step in mending those relationships is to assume full responsibility.
Screenshots of the messages show Cunningham said to Guzman Todd, “I’m going to make my day roll and kiss you now,” and she replies, “You’re so cute. I’ll have fun.”
Another Todd Guzman appears telling Cunningham, “The only thing I want on my to-do list is you,” to which Cunningham replies, “He looks so hot and fun!”
It is unclear when the messages were sent, but at one point Cunningham said he was “nervous about the next 100 days”, which could be a reference to the Senate election. One hundred days before the elections will be July 26, and News and Observer mentioned.
Cunningham is married with two children. Guzman Todd is also married, according to a NationalLife.com report.
“I remain grateful and humble for the continued support that North Carolina residents have provided in this campaign, and in the weeks remaining before this election, I will continue to work to gain the opportunity to fight for the people of our state,” Cunningham said. statement.
Earlier on Friday, Cunningham’s opponent, Republican Senator Tom Tillis, confirmed he had COVID-19 but had not shown symptoms. Cunningham tweeted that he wished Tillis a “speedy recovery.”