Candidate Profile
Cal Cunningham

Democrat , North Carolina

Biography

Name
Cal Cunningham
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Liberals

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*Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) Victory Fund, *Black Economic Alliance PAC, BOLD PAC, Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Communications Workers of America (CWA), Council for a Livable World and 31 more

Others

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Professional Firefighters and Paramedics of North Carolina

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
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Alma Adams (2019), Barack Obama (2013), Bill Nelson (2017), Dollars for Democrats (2008), Ervin Portman (2018), Floyd McKissick, Jr. (2018) and 7 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
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Carolina Blue (2020), Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (2020), End Citizens United (2020), NextGen (2020), Planned Parenthood Federation of America (2020), Senate Majority PAC (2020) and 3 more

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

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iVoterGuide Note:  "Politicians have no place between woman and her doctor." Cunningham believes that a woman's choice is a woman's right. That's why he will always defend Roe v. Wade against partisan attacks and knows there is no place for a politician in a conversation between a woman and her doctor. He believes in ensuring women have access to reproductive care, and he is strongly opposed to partisan efforts in Washington to attack and defund Planned Parenthood. He is endorsed by Planned Parenthood and NARAL for his commitment to protecting women's health care.  Source

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

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I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

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Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

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Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Cunningham wants to strengthen the Affordable Care Act and create a public option. He also wants extended Medicaid that can catch people as they're knocked down. In addition, he supports Medicaid expansion.  Source  Source

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

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Immigration

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Candidate’s position on this issue could not be determined by iVoterGuide research staff.


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Cunningham supports the Equality Act and the Equal Rights Amendment (June 2020). He stands with the LGBTQI community and communities of color in the fight against regressive policies for North Carolinians from discrimination in housing and the workplace, reforming our criminal justice system, and restoring the Voting Rights Act.  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

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Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

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2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

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Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

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