The content of Cal Cunningham’s newest advertisement is laughable on its face if you consider who’s paying for it. Cunningham’s ludicrous and false assertion – that Thom Tillis is driven by corporate money instead of what’s best for North Carolina – ignores two basic facts:
- The entity paying for Cal’s advertisement with coordinated funds, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), has taken over $3 million from corporate PACs this cycle, including well over six figuresfrom “drug and insurance” companies Cunningham attacks in the ad.
- Politifact NC rated Cunningham’s claim that he hasn’t accepted corporate PAC money and isn’t funded by “special interests” as “Mostly False.”
Therefore, by Cunningham’s own logic, he’s bought and paid for by big corporations and can’t be trusted to do what’s best for North Carolina.
When will Cal Cunningham finally figure out a message that isn’t wildly hypocritical or patently false? And when will the North Carolina press call him out for it? We’re still waiting…