Woman's texts describe relationship with Cunningham
Texts obtained by WRAL and verified by The Associated Press suggest that North Carolina's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate had a sexual relationship with a woman who is not his wife.
THAT'S ONE OF THE BREAKING NEWS STORIES WE ARE TRACKING TONIGHT. >>> NEW TEXT MESSAGES LINKED TO CAL CUNNINGHAM PREVIEW A STRONGER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARLENE GUZMAN-TODD. TO BE CLEAR, THESE ARE NOT FROM CUNNINGHAM BUT ABOUT HIM FROM THAT MARRIED WOMAN. >> Reporter: GUZMAN TODD GOES ON TO SAY, I JUST WANT TO [ EXPLETIVE ] HIM ONE LAST TIME AND BREAK HIS HEART. THERE ARE SEVERAL REFERENCES ABOUT SEX AND DISPARAGING COMMENTS ABOUT CUNNINGHAM'S WIFE AND GUZMAN'S OWN HUSBAND. SHE LATER WRITES, HAVE HEARD ZERO FROM HIM. SHE ALSO THREATENS TO QUOTE, TAKE HIS CAMPAIGN IF I WANTED TO. THE GOVERNOR OFFERED HIS SUPPORT FOR THE CANDIDATE AT TODAY'S BRIEFING. IN AN INTERVIEW THIS AFTERNOON, CUNNINGHAM'S OPPONENT SAID THIS. >> I'M SAD FOR HIS WIFE AND HIS TEENAGER CHILDREN. CAL CUNNINGHAM OWES EVERYBODY AND EXPLANATION. >> THE CAMPAIGN HAS GONE SILENT IN RECENT DAYS. WE HAVE REACHED OUT REPEATEDLY FOR MORE CLARIFICATION ON THIS AND HAVE GOTTEN NO RESPONSE. GO TO WRAL.COM FOR A FULLER EXCHANGE IN THE TEXTS BETWEEN GUZMAN TODD AND HER FRIEND. >> AND WE HAVE AND CONTINUE TO OFFER MR. CUNNINGHAM TO TIME HE WANTS TO COME IN AND SIT AND