Really Cal? Cunningham Faces FEC Complaint for Campaign-funded Trip to California (On Which He Was ‘Intimate’ with Mistress?)

RALEIGH – The problems keep piling up for Democrat Cal Cunningham, running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Senator Thom Tillis, but he has no one to blame but himself.

A complaint has been filed with the Federal Election Commission upon revelations from Arlene Guzman Todd, Cunningham’s confirmed mistress, that a campaign-funded trip to California may have involved some, err, intimacy with Todd.

From Evie Fordham of Fox News:

“A conservative watchdog group filed an FEC complaint on Tuesday asking for an investigation into Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham’s March trip to California that used campaign funds after revelations of his extramarital affair.

“There’s a lot of questions that need to be answered,” Americans For Public Trust Executive Director Caitlin Sutherland, who filed the complaint, told Fox News. “He had an event on [March 6]. What hotel did he stay in on the 7th?” […]

Cunningham appears to have had two campaign events, a podcast appearance and dinner with donors, on his calendar for the trip, Sutherland said.

“On March 7, 2020 a prominent California political donor posted on Facebook that she had met Mr. Cunningham at dinner the night before,” Americans for Public Trust wrote in the complaint. “On October 6, 2020 it was reported by a local North Carolina press outlet that Mr. Cunningham had engaged in an extramarital affair in California in March of 2020.” […]”

It doesn’t take a qualified sleuth to figure that Cunningham and Guzman Todd became ‘acquainted’ on this trip to California. Were donors paying for a hotel room in which he slept with a woman that was not his wife?

The Cunningham campaign reportedly called the complaint a partisan attack; an effort by Tillis allies to saddle Cunningham over “personal issues.”


Remember, none of this would even be available to aid the Tillis campaign if it weren’t for the absolutely horrendous judgement and deplorable ethics of Cal Cunningham in cheating on his wife with multiple women during the course of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

He literally campaigned on attributes of trust, honor, and the integrity of a family man.

The Cunningham campaign may describe these inconvenient facts as mere ‘personal issues,’ but, make no mistake, if it were reversed and Tillis was the confirmed adulterer, the Cunningham campaign would be beating it like a drum. Rightly so.

Read the full complaint as obtained by Fox News here.

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