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NC Senate hopeful Cunningham unveils anti-corruption plan

November 6, 2019 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham says he’ll fight for fair and secure elections and to scale back the influence of corporate political donations if he wins next year.

The former state legislator and Iraq War veteran unveiled on Wednesday reforms that jibe with his priority to fight “rampant corruption” in Washington. Cunningham wants to unseat Republican Sen. Thom Tillis, who is seeking a second term.

Cunningham wants greater disclosure by super PACs and other independent expenditure groups. He supports a five-year waiting period before outgoing members of Congress and presidential Cabinets can be lobbyists. He also wants to reinstate U.S. Justice Department review of election law changes in areas with histories of discrimination.

Nonpartisan redistricting and aggressive monitoring of overseas interference of U.S. elections also make Cunningham’s to-do list.