NC 2020 – US Senate

Party primary elections were held on March 3, 2020.

Thom Tillis, current Republican incumbent and former speaker of the North Carolina state House, won more than 78% of the vote.  Paul Wright, Larry Holmquist and Sharon Y. Hudson each had between 7% and 8%..

Cal Cunningham, a member of the Army Reserves, lawyer, and a former state senator, won 57% of the vote. State Sen. Erica Smith, a high school teacher and engineer from Northampton County, won less than 35%.

The 2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina will be held on November 3, 2020.



Thom Tillis

Current Position: US Senator since 2015
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2020 US Senator

North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis is committed to preserving the American Dream for younger generations and supports commonsense policies that will generate economic growth and opportunities for working families.

In 2006, he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives and was selected by his peers to serve as Speaker of the House from 2011 to 2014. Thom was elected as U.S. Senator in 2014 and he has focused on pragmatic solutions and delivering results for North Carolina.

Source: Government page

Cal Cunningham

Current Position: Other
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2020 US Senator for North Carolina

Cal Cunningham is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, business leader, and former legislator who served as Vice Chairman of the Governor’s Crime Commission.

At the age of 27, Cal was elected one of the state’s youngest State Senators, representing Davidson, Rowan, and Iredell Counties. Over the course of his term in the legislature, Cal fought for smaller class sizes, higher teacher pay, and investments in early childhood education and our university and community college system. Cal was also a leading advocate for landmark clean air legislation, land preservation, and campaign finance reform.

Cal helps lead a nationally-recognized environmental services and waste reduction company based in Raleigh. During his tenure, the company has grown and now employs more than 100 people.

Source: Campaign page

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