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Summary

James Calvin Cunningham was born in 1973. He is challenging Senator Thom Tillis in the race for North Carolina’s Senate seat.

Cal Cunningham is a lawyer and veteran. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of North Carolina School of Law, Cunningham has worked for several law firms. In 2002 he was commissioned in the Army Reserve. He has been mobilized for two active duty tours. In 2011, he was assigned to work with a special operations task force in Afghanistan.

Cunningham was appointed by the Governor on the North Carolina Banking Commission. He is also a former vice chair of the Governor’s Crime Commission. In 2010, Cunningham ran for the U.S. Senate seat held by Senator Richard Burr. He finished second in the primary and lost the following runoff election.

The Democratic primary in North Carolina  took place on March 3, 2020. Cunningham won the primary with about 57% of the vote.

Below is Cal Cunningham’s record and public positions on issues important to the Jewish community.

Cal Cunningham supports reentering the nuclear agreement with Iran. He said that he supports “reengaging with the Iranians under the framework established by the Joint Comprehensive plan negotiated by the United States and our European allies, while retaining the right to sanction Iran for malicious non-nuclear activities like terrorism.”

Cunningham supports the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. When asked about the possible annexation of some parts of the West Bank, he stated that “unilateral action by Israel to annex land in the West Bank would deal a significant blow to our shared goal of a two-state solution, and could damage long-standing relationships that are key to security.”

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