Cal Cunningham – who is endorsed by the anti-outside money group End Citizens United and has vowed to get “big money out of politics” – quietly uploaded video b-roll and high-resolution photos to the bottom of his website over the holidays.
This is widely regarded as a plea for outside groups – the same ones Cunningham wants to eradicate for allowing “unlimited dark money to pour into our elections” – to bail him out after a disappointing several fundraising quarters and a recent poll that showed him losing the Democratic primary to state Senator Erica Smith.
Watch for this same b-roll to appear in advertisements from Democratic outside groups on Cunningham’s behalf in the coming weeks to drag his struggling campaign across the finish line in the Democratic primary on March 3.
“Cal Cunningham has so failed to excite and inspire North Carolina Democrats, he is once again turning to the Washington Democratic establishment to bail out his flailing campaign. As it turns out, Cal’s virtue signaling about getting big money out of politics meant nothing once he realized he couldn’t win a primary without the help of the outside groups he claims he wants to eradicate.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol