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Sex Scandal Roils North Carolina Senate Race

Sex Scandal Roils North Carolina Senate Race

North Carolina has played a key role in Democrats’ hopes to take control of the Senate this year. Republican Thom Tillis is considered an uninspiring figure, while the Democrats seemed to have found a strong challenger in veteran Cal Cunningham. But yesterday the news broke that Cunningham has been carrying on a torrid affair with a political consultant from California. Both Cunningham and the consultant, Arlene Guzman Todd, are married.

The affair became public when someone leaked a series of texts between Cunningham and Todd. Here they are; click to enlarge:

One wonders: do middle-aged philanderers not realize how ridiculous their lovey-dovey texts will seem to others, once they inevitably become public? Cunningham’s dalliance will expose him to moral disapproval, to be sure. But more devastating, I expect, will be the ridicule. This debacle should be enough to put North Carolina in the GOP column, and significantly reduce the Democrats’ chances of taking the Senate.

Published at Sat, 03 Oct 2020 18:17:49 +0000