Democrats’ plans to seize control of the United States Senate took a major hit.
Party strategists are concerned with the fallout from a growing scandal.
Now this woman confirmed an affair that has Chuck Schumer sweating bullets.
Democrats saw the Senate race in North Carolina as a prime pickup opportunity.
The Party recruited Cal Cunningham to challenge Republican incumbent Thom Tillis and Cunningham amassed a massive war chest and lead in the polls.
But the bottom fell out for Democrats when the National File obtained explicit text messages from Cunningham to medical marijuana lobbyist Arlene Guzman Todd.
The story got worse as WRAL in North Carolina reported on more text messages from Guzman Todd to Cunningham describing a physical affair.
“I just want to [expletive] him one last time and break his heart,” one read.
“Trying to make plans to see the politician so I can give him the [expletive] of his life and then walk away,” Guzman Todd also allegedly wrote.
In an interview with the AP, Guzman Todd admitted that she and Cunningham had a physical relationship even though Cunningham is married.
WRAL reports, “Guzman Todd didn’t respond to calls from WRAL reporters. But in a series of interviews with the AP late Monday, as well as in the text messages, she described two in-person encounters with Cunningham: one in March in Los Angeles that she said did not include intimate contact and a second in July in North Carolina, where she said they were intimate.”
These allegations roiled the race.
Cunningham canceled a town hall event on Monday night and has largely gone into hiding.
The race in North Carolina may decide which Party controls the Senate.
And Cunningham’s sex scandal could tip the balance of power in favor of the Republicans.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.