Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham has refused to deny or confirm the existence of multiple affairs, but a recent report confirms that he has had at least two mistresses over the past few years.
Cunningham’s second mistress, identified as Anne Gregory Teicher, is also married but has social media ties to Cunningham, according to the National File.
The site said multiple sources have confirmed that they were having an affair, including her friend Erin Brinkman, a California attorney whose social media posts first indicated that Cunningham had more than one mistress.
Since news broke of Cunningham’s affair with Arlene Guzman Todd, Teicher has liked several social media posts that are openly critical of Cunningham’s behavior.
In response to one tweet about the situation, Teicher said: “I’m disgusted and revolted. We deserve better.”
Cunningham also lost the endorsements of North Carolina’s two top-circulation newspapers, the Charlotte Observer and the Raleigh News and Observer.
Endorsements of Democrat nominees for the Senate are considered automatic by the two far-left editorial boards — until this year.
“Two weeks ago, this editorial board was prepared to endorse Democrat Cal Cunningham in North Carolina’s 2020 U.S. Senate race … But we’re not endorsing Cal Cunningham in this race. Let’s be clear: We understand that the Democrat’s apparent affair, revealed in a series of sexual messages, is between him and his wife. But his lack of judgment during a race that could swing the balance of power in Washington, as well as his selfishness in taking this risk, should deeply trouble North Carolinians,” the two papers — which are under the same corporate umbrella — said in a joint statement.
Cunningham’s refusal to transparently answer questions about his affairs is even more troubling, the papers added.
“If elected, he’ll face his share of flammable issues and controversial votes he’ll need to explain. But in these past two weeks, he’s avoided questions about his behavior — whether it’s part of a pattern, how it conflicts with his military obligations, and if it involved any campaign funds. That’s not accountability. It’s political strategy,” the statement continued.
This makes Cunningham the first Democrat in 22 years not to receive an endorsement from the Charlotte Observer.
Even so, Cunningham continues to dodge questions about his affairs.
During one recent press conference, he refused to answer four different questions about whether he had an affair with other women besides Todd.
Incumbent Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Cunningham’s opponent, said the disgraced Democrat owes North Carolinians transparency, “especially since there are serious consequences that accompany his affair,” he said, citing the Uniform Code of Military Justice, which forbids adultery.
Since Cunningham serves in the military, he could be held accountable under the provision, Tillis said.
“He is an officer in the military,” Tillis argued. “He’s also subject to disciplinary action just on the basis of what he’s admitted to.”
Most Democrats, however, have refused to acknowledge Cunningham’s affairs, or have tried to downplay them.
“The polls I’ve seen show that Medicaid expansion is the No. 1, health care is the No. 1 issue in North Carolina, and that’s what we’re going to talk about for the next month,” said Rep. Darren Jackson, D-N.C.