Chuck Schumer thought Democrats were on a glide path to victory in November.
But those days are over.
And Chuck Schumer’s plans to seize the Senate just went up in smoke over this new sex scandal.
Democrats thought Cal Cunningham (NC) was a sure thing against Republican incumbent Senator Thom Tillis.
But the wheels came off Cunningham’s campaign when news broke of an affair with medical marijuana lobbyist Arlene Guzman Todd.
At first, Cunningham thought he could go into hiding and avoid taking questions about it altogether.
Cunningham’s entire campaign though was built on a message of “honor and integrity” – and by carrying on an affair with the wife of a military veteran, Cunningham knew he’d shot himself in the foot on this one.
So late-last week, Cunningham’s campaign hosted a call with friendly reporters to answer questions that are on voters’ minds.
That’s when everything got worse.
One reporter stepped up to ask Cunningham directly if more women would be coming forward to allege affairs.
Both times Cunningham flat-out refused to answer the question.
Cal Cunningham was just asked TWICE if there any additional allegations of extramarital affairs that will surface?
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) October 9, 2020
Simply by refusing to answer the question, Cunningham confirmed in many voters’ minds that he would – or at least could – indeed face more accusations of extramarital affairs before Election Day.
Schumer’s plans to retake the Senate hinge on Cunningham defeating Tillis.
If Democrats lose, they’ll have to win Senate seats in Alaska, Iowa, or Kansas – far more red states than North Carolina – if they hope to net the four seats necessary to seize power in the Senate in 2020.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.