Here’s some big news today out of North Carolina courtesy of NBC/Marist’s latest poll:

In November, one of the most vulnerable Senate incumbents will also try to defend his seat in what could be a swing state. Sen. Thom Tillis, a Republican, has tied himself closely to Trump as he runs for reelection.

In the primary to face Tillis, former state Sen. Cal Cunningham has a wide lead over state Sen. Erica Smith, 51% to 18%.

In a potential general election race, Cunningham has a 48% to 43% edge over Tillis.

The NBC News/Marist poll, taken from Feb. 23 through Feb. 27, surveyed 2,120 registered voters with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.6 percentage points. It polled 568 likely Democratic primary voters with a margin of error of plus-or-minus 5.1 percentage points.

In case you are wondering, Bernie Sanders, is at 26% in their presidential primary poll with Joe Biden at 24%. 

We need to keep up the momentum here and VoteVets is helping to make sure Cunningham is ready to win. I received this today from VoteVets:

A new independent poll out today shows progressive veteran and VoteVets-endorsed candidate for Senate Cal Cunningham with his widest margin yet — 5 points! — ahead of Republican incumbent Thom Tillis.

NBC News | North Carolina
Senate Cal Cunningham (D) – 48%
Thom Tillis (R-Inc) – 43%

VoteVets has already been fighting hard to back up Cal and these latest poll numbers mean Mitch McConnell and his super-donor network are sure to swoop in with millions in advertising spending — and soon. Chip in to VoteVets right now to help us defend Cal’s lead in the critical race.

We’re in the fight of our lives for the soul of our country, and the place to flipping the Senate runs right through North Carolina. This is a critical time for a critical race. And we are uniquely positioned to have an outsized impact, but only if we act now.

Our average donation for the year is hovering at around $25. When you look at the level of support we’ve been able to get behind Cal, and other progressive vets running like Mark Kelly, Amy McGrath, and MJ Hegar, because of VoteVets supporters giving whatever they can whenever they’re able… it’s truly incredible.

For as long as there are candidates running to fight for the rights and lives of military families and veterans, VoteVets will be there to help. Chip in today — any amount helps — to keep the momentum going in North Carolina and other critical Senate seats across the country.

Thanks for all you do,

— The team at

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