“Would make my day turn around and kiss you now,” he wrote in another text.
In a statement to CNN, Cunningham confirmed that he had violated his family’s trust and apologized for his behavior while proposing to continue his campaign.
“I continue to be grateful and humble for the continued support the North Carolinians have provided in this campaign,” he added, “and in the weeks leading up to this election I will continue to work to have the opportunity for the people of to fight our state. ” “”
Cunningham’s statement was first reported by the News & Observer. The Cunningham Campaign has not contested or otherwise commented on the authenticity of the texts reported by National File.
The revelations of Cunningham’s personal life come as some North Carolina voters are already casting their ballots in the mail. The state in-person early voting begins October 15.
As an Army reservist and father of two, Cunningham has worked to create a positive, undisputed image of himself as a candidate. Just this week Spectrum News aired a joint interview with Cunningham and his 20-year-old wife Elizabeth, in which she praised her husband as “authentic”.
“He’s very authentic,” said Elizabeth Cunningham in an interview, sitting next to her husband in their home. “And I think that’s one of the things people like about him when they meet him.”
The North Carolina Senate race is now getting mixed up in a number of ways, making it difficult to predict how the race might develop in the coming weeks.