Cal is a veteran of the U.S. Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He went on to serve in the North Carolina legislature where his priority was increasing access to healthcare, improving education, and combating climate change. As the Democratic nominee for Senate in North Carolina, Cal has vowed to fight the corruption in Washington which is hindering progress on the most important issues of our time. Cal has been endorsed by community leaders, current and former elected officials, and progressive leading advocacy organizations. We are certain Cal is the leader North Carolinians can count on to represent and fight for them. Cal Cunningham’s Republican opponent Thom Tillis is under investigation for insider trading, after selling off personal stock to profit off of his early access to confidential briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic. Common Defense’s progressive veterans are proud to endorse Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate!