FEC Complaint Filed Against Cal Cunningham

Today, Americans for Public Trust filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham. The complaint calls for an investigation into whether Mr. Cunningham improperly used campaign funds in connection with a recently revealed extramarital affair.

In March of 2020, Cal Cunningham’s campaign paid for travel to California for a fundraising event on the evening of March 6th. While in California, Mr. Cunningham engaged in an extramarital affair. Federal law prohibits the personal use of campaign funds for non-campaign related activities. Any campaign funds used by Mr. Cunningham to further his extramarital affair would be prohibited. Additionally, APT has requested that the Commission investigate whether Mr. Cunningham has disguised other affair-related expenses as legitimate campaign expenses. This would be a violation of federal law and a violation of public trust.

The full complaint can be read here.