RALEIGH – North Carolina’s U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis and Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham has been the nation’s most expensive – with over $200 million spent for and against both candidates. Yet one effort, launched following the revelations of at least one extramarital affair, is asking residents if they have information about Cunningham’s indiscretions.
Truth Still Matters PAC has spent $104,000 against Cunningham, primarily with billboard advertisements throughout the state, according to a review of Federal Election Commission independent expenditure reports.
A mobile billboard with one of the PAC’s ads stopped at the North Carolina Democratic Party’s headquarters and the state capitol grounds on Wednesday. The sign read: “If you or someone you know was inappropriately involved with Cal Cunningham, report it at www.caltips.com.”
Before a campaign event in Durham on Sunday, Oct. 18, Gov. Roy Cooper told Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden that Cunningham’s issues were “frustrating” but that he would still “get over the line.”
An official familiar with the PAC’s effort says it wants to “help facilitate folks coming forward who can provide answers to the questions that Cal won’t answer.”
North State Journal reached out to Cunningham’s campaign for a response to the billboard campaign but has not received a response.
According to social media posts, Cunningham has made unannounced visits to early voting sites throughout the state but has not taken questions from the press since Oct. 9.