One Democratic candidate for Congress has just been caught in a sexcapade.
It is being reported that Senate hopeful Cal Cunningham, who is running in North Carolina as a Democrat, has been caught sending text messages of a sexual nature to a woman in California.
Cunningham has two children and a wife, who is not the woman from California.
Cunningham admitted to the sexting affair on Friday night but announced that he will not drop out of the Senate race.
The story was first reported by NationalFile.com. It reported that Cunningham “engaged in the extramarital activity with the wife of a fellow veteran.”
NationalFile goes on to identify that veteran as Jeremy Todd, a 15-year member of the Army, and the outlet identifies his wife — the woman with whom Cunningham “engaged in extramarital activity” — as Arlene Guzman Todd.
Some of the text messages between Cunningham and Guzman have been released.
In one, Cunningham calls Guzman “historically sexy.” In another, he says that he is dreaming “of our time together.” And, after Guzman said, “the only thing I want on my to-do list is you,” Cunningham replied, “Sounds so hot and so fun!”
On Friday, Cunningham issued an apology. In a statement to The News & Observer, he said:
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, however, indicated that he is not pulling out of the Senate race:
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.
Opponent tests positive for COVID-19
Cunningham is facing off against Republican incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) in a pivotal Senate race, which has been further complicated by the coronavirus.
Tillis, on Friday, revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19, along with President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, and a few other individuals who attended the Supreme Court nomination ceremony of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.