Cunningham Leads Democratic Senate Cash Race In N.C.

Cal Cunningham's campaign is enjoying a money advantage over two other leading candidates entering the home stretch for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in North Carolina.

The Lexington attorney's campaign said Wednesday it had $478,000 on hand as of March 31 and raised almost $345,000 in the first quarter. Cunningham is running ads on television.

Federal election reports show Secretary of State Elaine Marshall with $181,000 on hand while raising $162,500 during the first quarter. Chapel Hill attorney Ken Lewis had more than $94,000 in cash after raising $108,500. Three other Democratic candidates also are running in the May 4 primary.

Republican incumbent Richard Burr had $5.3 million to spend for his re-election bid at the end of March.

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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Apr 23, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    When people of NC are so mad over what Ds did, no amount of money will buy the office. This is just another rich, liberal, attorney, Obama supporter....doesn't that make him another liar?
  • by Steve Location: Ayden on Apr 22, 2010 at 06:00 PM
    Cal Cunningham is the pathetic sequel of John Edwards. Don't be fooled again.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 22, 2010 at 01:49 PM
    VERY good news for Burr today!!! His Bill in the Senate to stop the automatic pay increases for the Senate and the House PASSED!! Finally a politician that gets it. Burr has stepped up and said quit spending the taxpayers money!!!
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:29 PM
    The more you read about this guy the more you realize how big of a radical lefty he is. He has been endorsed by a Homosexual NC pact because Cunningham SUPPORTS homosexual marriage. He has also been endorsed by the Sierra Club because of his opposition to drilling for oil or natural gas off of the NC coast. So...what do we know so far. He is against enforcing the death penalty for murderers, he supports homosexual marriage, he is against drilling for our own oil and natural gas, he supports socialized medicine and rationing care. I hope he wins the primary because he will not be tough for Burr to beat!!
  • by Shawn Location: Farmville on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:17 PM
    He joined the National Guard because of his political aspirations. He knew going in as a lawyer that he would be in no danger and he could prosecute soldiers that most dems think are the enemy. Then he could come back and act like some war hero. All the while his party has called our service men and women "murderers" and "terrorists". He really does try to imply in his ad that he was in danger by sitting in a office in Kuwait. This guy is the biggest socialist in the dem primary. Let there be no question that he feels the government should control everything about you.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 22, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    His web site reads like a white house press release.
  • by Paul Location: Greenville on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:52 AM
    Just what we need. Another left wing LAWYER in a public position. The biggest problem we have in government is it is run by lawyers, not businessmen, farmers, ditch diggers or other people with common sense and a knowlege of what it is like to be part of the real world the working people live in.
  • by Shawn Location: Farmville on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:13 AM
    Cunningham is also a RADICAL leftist. He studied socialist business practices in Europe. He has worked with radical leftist Senator Carl Levin. He has declared he was "social justice" which simply means he wants to take your money, since you did not really deserve it, and give it to someone who did not work for it but in his mind deserves it more than you.
  • by Dave Location: Wilson on Apr 22, 2010 at 08:01 AM
    This is also a guy who thinks that we should have to pay millions to keep a convicted murderer in jail for decades instead of enforcing the death penalty. Listen to his commercial that he is talking about voluntering to go to Iraq and he was glad to come home. Like he was on the front lines fighting. He was a prosecutor!!! He was over in Iraq bringing charges AGAINST the guys who were doing the fighting.
  • by Big Al Location: Greene Co on Apr 22, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    I have seen his Ad's and I have to laugh at him. He is a BIG O BAMA man! Does he really expect to win the seat with O Bama in his profile?? What a moron! Yes I agree with the ones who said MORE TAXES AND MORE NOTHING BUT BIG GOVERNMENT! It is time to take America back from these crooks vote out all incumbents and start over. !!!!!!!!!
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