North Carolina: Cunningham Won’t Set Time Frame for Senate Decision

Posted June 26, 2009 at 6:47pm

Former state Sen. Cal Cunningham is taking a serious look at the North Carolina Senate race, but he remains mum on his time line for making a decision.

Cunningham told CQ Politics Friday only that he will make “a timely decision,” about whether he will challenge first-term Republican Sen. Richard Burr, reiterating a statement he sent around earlier this week to supporters. The letter, posted on the “Cal Cunningham for U.S. Senate 2010!” Facebook page, said he’s been meeting with a range of people to talk about a potential bid, “from folks going about their daily lives, to interested individuals and party groups, the best state and national consultants, current and former office holders and many close friends,” and plans to continue holding such conversations.

Cunningham, an attorney who served as senior trial counsel and military prosecutor in Iraq, wrote that before he makes a decision, he wants “to make sure I can look you in the eye, show you a path for victory and tell you where I stand on the issues that really matter in the lives of our citizens.”